János Huszti

János Huszti

 

Huszti portrays his models with utmost consequence and creatively precise, and thus reveals the personality of each of his models. Various aspects such as beauty. Sensuality, coolness, distance and aloofness as well as mysteriousness are well reflected in the individual works.

 
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Janos Huszti's current works give a very impressive glimpse of the creativity of this  Hungarian painter. Huszti portrays his models with utmost consequence and creatively precise, and thus reveals the personality of each of his models. Various aspects such as beauty. Sensuality, coolness, distance and aloofness as well as mysteriousness are well reflected in the individual works. They are all united in a sensual moment stimulating the visitor to ask questions about themselves and of the picture. Huszti places great emphasis on particular criteria chosen by him: The eyes of his portrayed person are expressive and cast a spell on the observer and in a way he feels close to the model's psyche. But by looking more intense at the painting this closeness seems to drift away every time thus leaving a big question mark: What lies behind the portrayed persons eyes? The painter clearly focusses on the countenance, expressed by the eyes. Mouth, front and cheeks remain neutral, without showing a smile or signs of tension Huszti's models watch their observers consciously and with a neutral facial expression.  In this way the artist presents the observer with a riddle without giving away any information. The same applies to his initially obvious preciseness: Huszti painted certain sections very detailed whereas others seem to disappear behind a veil and are therefore left to the observer's perception and interpretation. And this is exactly what makes Janos Huszti's portraits so unique. By playing with precision and allusions, he forces the observer to interpret the world for himself. Each individual portrait is somewhat magical. The young ladies hold the observers attention in the same way as the observer tries to find his own interpretation of the painting. They allow the observer to glimpse at their personality and at the same  time refuse any further details, thus hiding a riddle behind each perfect surface. Faultless beauty can become boring once the shapes and facial features are too well balanced. The same applies to a perfect painting that becomes valid only provided the proportions maintain a tension towards each other. Each one of Janos Huszti's models deviate from the standard, the perfect beauty, which the artist underlines in his portraits. This is exactly why they attract visitors and demand their imagination. Huszti has the excellent ability to recognise those characteristics in people and to highlight these in his paintings by the way he approaches his works. Fashion photography discloses a lot of information, however, only a few reflect the personality or psyche of the relevant model. Main focus is placed on those issues that a photo is to transmit - mainly advertisements and commercial products.  The first impression one gains by looking at Janos Huszti's portraits is that the paintings are actually snapshots of a fashion photograph, only to realise very soon that this is an error. The statement of his paintings is the model selected by him, whereby their aura and facial expression is a monument erected by him. All he is concerned about is that the person in question is created such that her observer wants nothing more than to penetrate the snapshot of a personality in thoughts.

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