Born in Veszprem, Hungary in 1980, Richard obtained a fine art degree from the University of Pecs in Hungary. And lives and works in Saline, Scotland and Veszprem Hungary.
Within any great metropolis the natural ebb and flow of city life produces a multitude of differing facades. As an individual we flit between our solitary state and that of the collective. We are constantly navigating the geometry of the city, moving from facade to facade often without even noticing the different worlds we are traversing. These everyday images absorbed and contained within my memory become the inspiration for my work.
My works are frequently based on found photographs (and sometimes of my own), but are not painted in a photorealist style, instead using the photographs simply for reference.
If we stop in the street to view the faces around us, feel the movement we are a part of and the significance we feel within ourselves, we become part of an image, a moment in time. When trying to recall these images from my experience, i am left with outlines, patches and figures. I am seeing the city in its metamorphic and ambiguous state, with its own life and highly geometric nature.
When you walk through a” funfair” a "club” a ”busy place, a "park" or a "main street” we intend to take the happiness of people for granted. I am trying to capture the moment of this happiness and excitement by using lines and unusual colour combinations in my artworks.
Since the late 18th century, silhouette artists have also made small scenes cut from card and mounted on a contrasting background like the portraits. These pictures, known as "paper cuts", were often, but not necessarily, silhouette images.Quet simular silhouettes made up my early works as we can see that forexample on Soho.That time on my pictures i did use contures a lot as I enjoyed them on my works. The role of line, conture in artworks first started to interest me at the age of 16-17 when I made my first supervised drewings.At that time it did not mean too much , but in the last few years when I looked at this early drewings made me realise the beauty and power of conturs,lines in any artwork.
I am trying to introduce a moment and place of a big city life in my art works. Sometimes it consist of two canvases each could be an artwork in it self or creat an artwork together. I am trying to focus on the meaning of the work by using contures , siluettes.
Art by Richard Csik
Gate is large, colorfull painting of a scene at a funfair in Hungary. My main subject...
Funfair in London
Funfair in London is consist of two large, dark painting of a scene at a funfair in...