100 Creatives

100 Creatives 2012: Domokos Benczédi, Noise and Collage Artist

For the past 15 years or so, Domokos Benczédi has been a constant presence in experimental acts Rusted Shut and Future Blondes.

What the noise kids may or may not know is that Benczédi is also a real-deal visual artist who tends toward making complex collages that have been printed on album covers, posters and T-shirts.

Benczédi, who also makes sound in Shot Weapon, Black Leather Jesus and Cosmic Slag, was recently selected as one of Lawndale Art Center's 2012-13 resident artists -- for the next nine months, he'll be working in close proximity to fellow 100 Creatives cat Patrick Turk.

What he does? On the music tip, he has contributed sound/anti-sound to a bunch of projects, including Balance Angel, Chrome, Helios Creed, Indian Jewelry and Church of Cloned Beef.

Art-wise, Benczédi says that he's heavy into making "ink pieces, collage, aluminum prints, found item sculpture and video."

Why he likes it? In response to this question, he simply writes "n/a."

Which means that there's no "why" in why he digs what he's doing. Cool.

What inspires him? He's all over the place (in a good way, of course) with influences that range from bands like English post-punkers Psychic TV to musicians such as Tex Kerschen of Indian Jewelry.

Also, "Ultra works, friends creating, real punk rock, forward thinking, escape from the maze/addictions, work and much more. Too many people and things to mention!"

If not here, then where? Benczédi says, "0 Boulevard/Europe/Japan." Can we come visit?

What's next? For his Lawndale residency, he'll be focusing on making aluminum prints and light experiments.

There's also a bunch of stuff going on with music, including a Leathur/Future Blondes summer East Coast tour; a Halloween gig in San Francisco with //TENSE//, Psychic TV and Dark Room DJs; and the Dead Audio Festival 2012, a noise and visual art blowout that's scheduled to take place at Walter's on November 10.

More Creatives for 2012 (In order of most recently published; click here for the full page).

Robert Boswell, Book Author, UH Prof Patrick Turk, visual artist Elizabeth Keel, playwright Bob Martin, designer Mary Lampe, short film promoter and developer Nisha Gosar, Indian classical dancer Jeremy Wells, painter George Brock, theater teacher Radu Runcanu, painter Ariane Roesch, Mixed-Media Sandie Zilker, art jewelry maker Philip Hayes, actor Patrick Palmer, painter Ana Mae Holmes, Jewelry Designer John Tyson, actor Jerry Ochoa, violinist and filmmaker Raul Gonzalez, painter, sculptor, photographer Roy Williams, DJ of medieval music Laura Burlton, photographer David Peck, fashion designer Rebecca Udden, theater director Donae Cangelosi Chramosta, vintage designer handbag dealer Paul Fredric, author John Sparagana, photographer Damon Smith, musician and visual artist Geoff Winningham, photographer Johnathon Michael Espinoza, visual artist Jaemi Blair Loeb, conductor Katya Horner, photographer Johnathan Felton, artist Nicoletta Maranos, cosplayer Carol Simmons, hair stylist Joseph "JoeP" Palmore, actor, poet Greg Carter, director Kenn McLaughlin, theater director Justin Whitney, musician Antone Pham, tattoo artist Susie Silbert, crafts Lauralee Capelo, hair designer Marisol Monasterio, flamenco dancer Carmina Bell, promoter and DJ ReShonda Tate Billingsley, writer Kiki Lucas, choreographer and director J.J. Johnston, theater director Mary Margaret Hansen, artist Richard Tallent, photographer Viswa Subbaraman, opera director Emily Sloan, sculptor and performance artist Sonja Roesch, gallery owner Enrique Carreón-Robledo, conductor Sandy Ewen, musician Camella Clements, puppeteer Wade Wilson, gallery owner Magid Salmi, photographer Carl Williams, playwright