BROKEN BONES OF THE HEART
On view: April 14 - MAy 21, 2021
The Erika Deák Gallery is delighted to exhibit the most recent paintings of József Csató, and as well to launch his long awaited, first catalogue.
The art of Csató represents timeless serenity. His various painting periods have always been full of playful experimentation, and during the past two decades he created a coherent, immediately recognizable Csató universe.
His latest series focuses on the concept of still lifes, composed of spatially inverted biomorphic motifs, and its relation to the notions of abstraction. His rich surfaces, enhanced by scratches, lines and monochrome spots, recall the image of reliefs, as their opulent overlays create multidimensional spectacles. His paintings, with their diversely textured and often vibrant colors, are both easy and playful, yet the overall impression of his work suggests a kind of ancient mystery. He constructs his compositions from motifs reminesce to natural fractions, plants, rocks or even body parts, and his now emblematic, cheerfully rounded, amoebetic Csatóforms. He fills his canvases with these striking particles, and by doing so, a beautifully organic macrocosm is born. Csató’s painterly world derives from his desire of storytelling, he creates his own mythic world, in which he varies and constantly reinterprents his own collection of forms, in order to inscribe a new tale on each and every painting.
József Csató (b. 1980, Mezőkövesd, HU) graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2006 in the class of Dóra Maurer. He received the Derkovits Gyula Scholarship for three consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015), and in 2013 he received the prominent Esterházy Award. He has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Hungary and abroad, including Vienna, Stuttgart, Berlin, Ljubljana, Düsseldorf, Nuremberg, Copenhagen, Paris, and Dallas, USA. His works are included in the most important national and international private and public collections, including the collection of the Ludwig Museum in Budapest and the Hungarian National Bank. He lives and works in Budapest.
The exhibition and the catalogue accompanying the exhibition were supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary. The 3D virtual tour of the exhibition, as well as the entire image documentation, will be available on the gallery's website as well as on our social media platforms, and can be visited during opening hours, in compliance with safety regulations.
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