Károly Keserü’s (born 1962, Hungary) works are charged with open and hidden references to art history, folk culture, textiles and music. The thematic allusions are generally unpretentious and stripped to their essential basics. His drawings employ a reduced language, always playful, even light, and yet at times disturbingly complex. Some of the drawings in ink and graphite are static, dense and two-dimensional, others open and incredibly dynamic, rhythmically filling whole pages with wave like structures, compositions of dots and lines or scribbles that merge to territorial arrangements or primordially inspired designs. In particular, works from the XXth Century “Hommage” series, which are dedicated to major 20th century artists, demonstrate Keserü’s mastering of appropriation and implementation and allow him to re-investigate and expand the legacy that early modernist artists and 20th century avant-gardists have left behind.
Károly Keserü (FOCUS)
Sophie Bouvier Ausländer