So, why have you never heard of Andras Csaszar? The answer relates to the underlying dynamic of cultural proliferation and the avalanche in recent decades of art, music, literature, video, and other forms of creative expression. In a world of ever increasing cultural opportunities—a world in which over a million young artists spew forth from a plethora of art schools around the world each year—it is harder than ever for any individual painter to matter much.
In short, Csaszar has had the bum luck of being a great painter when such a figure doesn’t command the attention, respect, and awe it once did. At least in North America, the age of the painter as culture hero has largely passed. To his credit, Andras Csaszar does not seem particularly perturbed by the situation. “I’m a painter because I love the lifestyle and as long as I have that, I’ll keep painting,” he once told me under the hum of a broken neon sign in Budapest in 2008. “I feel that’s all I can do.”
-Dimitrios Koussioulas, 2008
In recent years I’ve been creating paintings of people, places and things in an attempt to celebrate the ordinary. I strive to achieve this by studying the subject in its natural environment and working from life as much as possible.
I live and work in Montreal, Canada.
2003-05 Atelier de Brésoles, Montreal, QC
2001 Angel Academy, Florence, Italy
1996-99 Dawson College, Illustration and Design, DEC obtained, Montreal, QC
2017 Wet Paint, Mainline Gallery, Montreal, QC
Celebration, Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montreal, QC
Heads, E.K. Voland Gallery, Montreal, QC
2016 New Works, Arts Monaro, Montreal, QC
Poetry Unspoken, Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montreal, QC
2015 Square Affair, McClure Gallery, Montreal, QC
Something, Something, Something Else, Galerie Espace, Montreal, QC
Warmth, E.K. Voland Gallery, Montreal, QC
2014 Small is Beautiful, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, ON
E.K. Voland Gallery, Montreal, QC
Something, Something, Something, Galerie Espace, Montreal, QC
Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 21
2009 Nature, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
2008 Model/Muse, Montreal, QC
2007 Fall Salon, Galerie de Brésoles, Montreal, QC
2006 Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
NDG Centre de Culture, Montreal, QC
Alumni Show, Dawson College, Montreal, QC
Francisco Villa, Frankfurt
Hotel Relais du Silence, Switzerland
Pacart Québec Inc.