This painting depicts a personified biomorphic figure that seems to sprout from the canvas. The artist created this composition through a process he refers to as “sketchbook mythologies.” The figure started as a pencil drawing, collected among a number of other similar figures in a sort of doodle’s paradise. Eventually, some of these drawings seem to sprout from the page and migrate to canvases, joining others to build a brave new world—and thereby establishing a relationship between the natural and human-made. And while the resulting painted scenes are not overtly dystopian, there is a slightly sinister implication that viewers may have just missed or interrupted some sort of event.
József Csató paintings emerge from a sort of doodle’s paradise. The artist refers to his process as “sketchbook mythologies,” where biomorphic, yet personified, pencil drawings sprout from page to canvas and join others to build a brave new world. Calling his studio a “microcosm” where ideas “fertilize” others, Csató creates slightly sinister scenes that establish a relationship between the natural and the human-made.