Fly My Side by János Huszti

Fly My Side. Oil on Canvas. 19.7 H x 23.6 W x 0.8 in

In János Huszti, we see a gray tone figure of a man in swimming attire with arms stretched out as in a dive into a pool. Instead of a pool, we see a red gash, which might be a splash, or a crack into the molten depths, or neither of these; it does, however, serve to draw the eye downwards from the figure, giving the sensation of falling, and of depth, an effect facilitated by the relative positioning of the two on the canvas.

János Huszti

View 01 by Janos Huszti

View 01. Oil on Canvas. 23.6 H x 23.6 W x 1.6 in

In this abstract figurative painting by Hungarian artist János Huszti, a figure defined by negative space, looks through either a camera or pair of binoculars upon what might be a distant sea-side pier partially hidden by fog.

According to the painter, a blank canvas was painted in three or four colors, and then pressed against a second canvas, allowing the two canvases to slip against the other, creating a textured background. Finally, the canvas was painted with white to create negative space.

János Huszti