IstvÃ¡n Orosz is a Hungarian artist who is known for his use of the technique anamorphosis. Orosz will create a drawing, that at first glance could seem abstract. It is not until he places a cylindrical mirror on the artwork that the illustration comes to life. Sometimes, hidden pictures are revealed, or the image itself is totally transformed. He has combined several drawings to complete a whole picture as well.
He attended school for graphic design, but after graduation began to design for the theatre and animated films. Eventually he also designed movie, exhibition, and theatre posters. He enjoys the idea of visual paradox and illusionist techniques, but combines them with conventional techniques, such as etching and woodworking. He uses “Utisz” as an artist’s pseudonym. This name originated in Homer’s hero Odysseus who also used this name when fighting the Cyclops. It translates to “No One”. Orosz treats his work as Odysseus would, as a simple gesture.