Csaba Szegedi is an outstanding artist of the middle generation of contemporary Hungarian artists. He has an unbroken, dedicated painting career since his early childhood during which time he has received both national and international awards, recognition and acclaim. The qualities of his art are based on his professional knowledge and artistic skills gained in prestigious art schools and on the rich picturesque language of form that he has been developing for four decades now.
For Csaba, art is about exploring reality, getting to know the world, and marvelling at the mystery of existence. Its aim is to capture beauty and achieve the magic of the ascension to a heightened awareness. The picture is an imprint of the transcendent moment of creation becoming eternal. His positive philosophy of life is manifested in the vivid yet subtle colourism of his paintings and his thoughtful compositions reflect his constructive worldview. Csaba is a well-trained conscientious and aware artist with the freedom of imagination and a sensitive creativity.
In his own words his philosophy is: Art is order and adventure.
...In ANY CASE, IT IS CERTAIN THAT HE IS A PAINTERLY PAINTER, A “PICTOR NATUS” WITH A DEEP COMMITMENT TO BOTH PAINTING, AND THE PROBLEMS RAISED BY PAINTING
– SO writes the art historian dr.GÁBOR PATAKI ABOUT CSABA SZEGEDI.
Although he is at home in most graphic and painting techniques, in recent times he works primarily with acrylic and oil applying his special layer-on-layer pentimenti technique. He has developed this painting method to achieve that characteristic intensity of chromatic richness echoing the complexity of reality in his works.
He has been resident artist at e.g. the Griffis Art Center New London (CT, USA), „Art for a Cause” (Goa, India), the Atelierhaus Worpswede (Germany) and the historic Hungarian Academy in Rome. Csaba Szegedi’s art has been celebrated in several exhibitions from New York to India. His works can be found worldwide in many private and public collections. He has been reviewed and written about by leading art critics and art historians.