“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.
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).