József Csató

József Csató

Interested in the toxicity of our relationship with nature rather than its physical traits, József Csató is persistently reducing his imagery to their most essential features. Epitomizing the forms, muting the colors, and almost carving surfaces with scars of the process, he is conveying the subdued malice and immanent sadness which drives our behavior. Walking the tightrope between figuration and abstraction, a frequent interchange of the human figure forms and leaves, flowers, or pots, is underlining the often overlooked, cosmic relationship. Washing out its vibrancy through somber, earthy colors, nature’s vivacity gets diminished towards merely staged and numbed existence. Efficiently removing everything that suggests the presence of vital force from the archetypal still life trope, Csató is forcing us to face the irreversible stillness we’re surrounding ourselves with.

Excerpt of the text by Sasha Bogojev, 2022

Artworks

József Csató
White well, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
150 x 175 cm

József Csató
Touch and see, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
175 x 150 cm

József Csató
Bird call II, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
120 x 100 cm

József Csató
Bird call III, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
120 x 100 cm

József Csató
Bird call I, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
120 x 100 cm

József Csató
Untitled ritual , 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
140 x 130 cm

József Csató
Gate for guests , 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
140 x 160 cm

József Csató
Overgrown, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
150 x 200 cm

József Csató
Before and after the feast, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
150 x 200 cm

József Csató
Ball of Louis, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
150 x 175 cm

József Csató
Keen on balance, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
160 x 140 cm

József Csató
Figures in the carpet, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
160 x 140 cm

József Csató
Dress like breakfast, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
160 x 140 cm

József Csató
Hospitality for no one, 2022
oil acrylic on canvas
105 x 95 cm

József Csató
Fading sun, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
74 x 84 cm

József Csató
View- I, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
150 x 80 cm

József Csató
View- II, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
150 x 80 cm

József Csató
View- III, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
150 x 80 cm

József Csató
Tender tableware, 2021
Oil, acrylic on canvas
75 x 65 cm

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