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 live and work in Montreal, Canada.
2003-05 Atelier de Brésoles, Montreal
2001 Angel Academy, Florence, Italy
1996-99 Dawson College, Illustration and Design, DEC obtained, Montreal
2018 Selected Works, Galerie du Viaduc, Montreal
What’s New?, E.K. Voland Gallery, Montreal
AQUA, E.K. Voland Gallery, Montreal
Parlez-moi d’amour, Les impatiants, Montreal
2017 Wet Paint, Mainline Gallery, Montreal
Celebration, Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montreal
Heads, E.K. Voland Gallery, Montreal
2016 New Works, Arts Monaro, Montreal
Poetry Unspoken, Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montreal
2015 Square Affair, McClure Gallery, Montreal
Something, Something, Something Else, Galerie Espace, Montreal
Warmth, E.K. Voland Gallery, Montreal
2014 Small is Beautiful, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto
E.K. Voland Gallery, Montreal
Something, Something, Something, Galerie Espace, Montreal
Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 21
2009 Nature, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2008 Model/Muse, Montreal
2007 Fall Salon, Galerie de Brésoles, Montreal
2006 Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville
NDG Centre de Culture, Montreal
Alumni Show, Dawson College, Montreal
Francisco Villa, Frankfurt
Hotel Relais du Silence, Switzerland
Pacart Québec Inc.