Csaba Nemes, geboren 1966
in Budapest, wurde in den 80er Jahren bekannt durch seine konzeptuellen
Arbeiten sowie durch Projekte
im öffentlichen Raum in Budapest.
Die neuen Werke präsentieren einen milden Blick auf die derzeitige
Umgebung des Künstlers in Budapest: die neuen Häuser
vor allem am Stadtrand, die von der neuen Mittelschicht, dem neuen
Bürgertum, gebaut werden. Die Ausstellung zeigt neue Malerei
mit Ansichten nicht nur aus Budapest, sondern auch aus Wien.
For ten years I had made artworks mainly on the intermedia-field
focused on several identity problems. The most typical or extrem
example of this period was the "Name-changing" project
(1995-1998). I had changed my name with another artist, so I used
his name as an artist name and he used my name as an artist name.
We had an official contract made by the Hungarian federal law.
During the three years of the Name-changing I had learned a lot
about myself, and I had a chance to see my work from a very different
view. My artwork became more and more personal, step by step, not
like I did before when I was more interested in artworks, which
were more cool and analysing type. Some year ago I have started
to work with drawings and paintings. It is not only that I have
changed the genre of my art but also my attitute is different now.
I am more interested in images what are from my everydays. I try
to concentrate on my journeys, the landscapes I see, the feelings
what I feel, the erotic of my relationships. It is very important
to me to grasp the intimacy of a moment, somewhat to conserve a
sensual image. I follow my instincts when I decide what to paint.
I do my best to have playful, light brushstroke with a well built
composition. I feel an inner structure of the view that I rebuild
on the picture. I enjoy the colors as a sort of music of the surface.
To paint the everydays is full with poésie and it is tempting
for me to record it.
Csaba Nemes, Wien, June 2003