Ron Agam: Incandescent Chromophilia
It is our pleasure to share with you an interview by Eva Zanardi, a curator, and art writer specializing in Kinetic Art, Op Art and Contemporary Art on my art for the Magazine Art-Views.
This interview gives a candid overview on recent works and ideas shared by the artist.
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“Several times a week Ron Agam emails me an image of a painting or drawing he is working on. What a joy to see the dynamic, colorful energetic quality go the work! His singular demeanor, his constant pursuit of inventiveness, his dazzling juxtapositions and his creativity make us realize the importance of art in this age of uncertainty.”
Bernard-Henry Levy writes about Ron Agam
A photographer who has become a visual artist. Crazy about computers, the digital universe, old and new technologies- all in support of his work. The calculated precision of a computer, the grace of forms and materials. An heir of Albers, the Bauhaus, Malevich, and Mondrian, but also a classical painter. A scholar of space and its simplicity, the fluorescent square but also tantric circle.
Color and rigor. Realism and abstraction.
A man who remembers his childhood; a son remembering his father and his palette of finite colors. Discipline and imagination. A photographer, yes, who only began painting after age 50: a new birth? Born twice, several times, in the same lifetime? Or a trueness to oneself that varies only in the paths takes? A rebirth, in any case. And hope. And concern for the world that never leaves him in peace.
During a recent trip to Israel in October, Ron Agam met with Mr. James Snyder, the director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The artist was very impressed by the important improvement recently completed by the Museum. During his conversation, he enquired when the monumental sculpure that was created by Yaacov Agam will be reinstalled as it was during 40 years in the entrance to the museum.