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“The Explorer” by Szabolcs Bozó at Carl Kostyál Gallery, London

August 4, 2021
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London-based artist Szabolcs Bozó is having an upcoming show “ The Explorer” at Carl Kostyál Gallery, 12a Savile Row, W1 London. Bozó’s debut solo show in London will open on Thursday August 26th and will run until September 25th. The exhibition is comprised of fourteen paintings and nine works on paper.

“In Hungarian-born, London-based artist Bozó’s fantastical world, misshapen creatures with googly eyes run rampant, with arms and legs akimbo, sometimes inexplicably wearing shoes or hats. To create these charming works, the artist rolls his canvases out on the floor, filling in the figures with loose strokes as if the surface were a giant coloring book. Like the illustrations of Eric Carle, or a mashup of prehistoric cave drawings and Roger Hargreaves, the animals in this show are innocent and beguiling, without any sort of darker pretense.” – Caroline Goldstein, Artnet, June 2020.

Szabolcs Bozó (b. 1992, Pécs, Hungary) lives and works in London.

“Twizzlers” 2021. Acrylic, oil, and oil stick on canvas, 160 x 130cm

Bozó’s debut solo show at Carl Kostyál London will take place on August 26, 2021. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Home Again’ at L21 Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2020); ‘Big Bang’ at Semiose Gallery, Paris (2020); and a two-person show with Richard Woods at L21, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2019).

Group exhibitions include ‘Kawaii’, Almine Rech, Shanghai (2021);  ‘Stockholm Sessions’, Carl Kostyál Stockholm (2021); ‘Can’t Wait to Meet You’, Primary Projects, Miami (2021); ABC Gallery, Budapest (2020); ARCO, Madrid (2020); Ramp Gallery, London (2019) and L21 Gallery (2019). Bozó has participated in The North Hill Residency (Pasadena, CA) and L21xCamper Foundation (Mallorca).

Check out below for some preview on Bozó’s works.

“Lost and found” 2021. Acrylic, oil, and oil stick on canvas, 160 x 130cm

“Trip to dentist” 2021. Acrylic, oil and oil stick on canvas, 160 x 130cm

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