Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Angel Vergara
Opening / Event Date: 18 Nov, 2023
Closing / End Date: 16 Mar, 2024
József Csató’s paintings are imprints of his passionate and organic studio work, often based on sketches with full artistic value from his sketchbooks. His figurative portraits and genre paintings, which neglect the mediatised reality, are characterised by an archaic, brutal and expressive language.
In general, Csató’s art deals with the exploration and variation of the potential of a shape or a figure in a repetitive way. Strange forms resembling plants, anthropomorphic hybrid figures, alongside motifs reminiscent of pipes, drops, pots and freely invented “signs” emerge from the surfaces of his sensual paintings, bursting with colours. The frequent perspective shifts in his image spaces and Wunderkammer-like compositions make it difficult for the deceived eye to locate whether the scenes and motifs in the canvases are brought to life in an interior or exterior space. His debut exhibition TREASURES, TREES, FIRE and BONES at Double Q Gallery not only creates reflections of traditional genres but also showcases paintings and murals adapted specially for the gallery’s exhibition space.