Color and rigor. Realism and abstraction.

by Bernard-Henry Lévy

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 the tantric circle.

Color and rigor. Realism and abstraction.

A man who remembers his childhood; a son remembering his father and his palette of infinite 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 taken? A rebirth, in any case. And hope. And concern for the world that never leaves him in peace.

Ron Agam never sleeps.

February 10, 2011

By Richard Meier

“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 of 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.”

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