JÓZSEF CSATÓ IMAGINARY THEATRE AND US
"Even if the world changes/rapidly, as a form of a cloud, /everything accomplished falls back/into the lap of the ancient."
R.M. Rilke – Sonnet to Orpheus
Palazzo Previtera is pleased to present the exhibition József Csató: Imaginary Theatre and us, on view at our exhibition spaces in Linguaglossa, Etna Nord. The exhibition showcases new paintings and a site-specific installation of József Csató, contemporary artist from Budapest, Hungary. Works were all conceived and created during his time in Sicily. In this exhibitions, one can perceive imaginary worlds that are inspired by ancestral myths of this Mediterranean island, settings that are the backdrop to another reality, made of fantastic universal myths and dreams.
The works of József Csató are spatial and visual representation of multiple experiences, impressions and intuitions which give rise to a narrative of space where time becomes metaphysical. His works of art transcend form and feed emotions and upset the viewer. This intersubjectivity between the work and the viewer creates the contemporaneity of art, where sensory and emotional reciprocity interact in his painting.
His vision of an imaginary world without horizons brings voice to the language of ordinary objects. They move continuously in his painting interacting with the fantastic figures that animate these scenes like an imaginary theatre.