FRANYO AATOTH
Heart Affairs
2003
162x130 cm
oil on canvas
In Private Collection

‘The Very Best’ presents one of the most emblematic paintings from franyo aatoth’s (b. 1954, Nyíregyháza/H) widely recognized ‘Red Period’. The large-scale artwork, entitled ‘Heart Affairs’, explores the complexity of love. Appearing in front of a homogenous, deep red background with expressive brushstrokes, the composition is centred around a human heart, painted with great attention to detail. The heart is being targeted by several flying stick figures aiming their arrows, similarly to cupidos. In the fierce fight, the heart is being threatened by a small handgun, too – a gesture signalling the risky nature of love. The dangerous atmosphere of the painting is further enhanced by a set of sharp teeth, appearing in the bottom section of the canvas.

FRANYO AATOTH
Heart Affairs
2003
162x130 cm
oil on canvas
In Private Collection