József Csató

1946 · Hungary

Artist biography

József Csató is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Hungary, like other famous artists such as Márton Nemes, Andres Kertesz, Gyorgy Kepes, Tamás Körösényi, and Halász Ádám . József Csató was born in 1946.

József Csató's exhibition

József Csató most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Krinzinger Projekte in Vienna with the exhibition AIR 2017 - Artist in Residence. The exhibition was open from 30 January 2018 until 03 April 2018.

Further Biographical Context for József Csató

József Csató was born in 1946 and was predominantly influenced by the 1960s growing up. The astronomical impact of the 1960s was truly sensational across the globe. Representative of a time stirring both hope and anger, the 1960s prompted an outburst of cutting-edge philosophies and movements, truly sensational and spectacular. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly powerful impact globally, mainly defined by the Iron Curtain dividing Europe both physically and spiritually, and significantly marked by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing expectations on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The incredible boom of mass consumerism also defined the era, generating new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism developed the central idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to represent the physical world. Born of a desire to erase all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Minimalism became significant through the works of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley, while Pop art was an essential by-product of the latter, simultaneously critiquing and glorifying popular culture. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, particular to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for instance, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism deeply influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to portray the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the haunting angst of the meaninglessness of life.

József Csató

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