Ron Agam, Endless Universe, 2010
Ink and resin on canvas mounted on panel
36 x 36 inches
May 5 – June 6, 2011
Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Ron Agam. Agam brings fresh, new elements to his work where he further examines the interaction of colors. He seeks to expose the harmony and effective balance of these varying colors with placement and scale.
Agam’s personal exploration in the world of painting is a testimony to his childhood, where he was influenced by the works of the masters of the early stages of geometric abstraction, such as El Lissitzky, Malevich, Mondrian and later Josef Albers. In various sizes, these paintings are meant to resonate beyond the two-dimensional surface and to utilize the varying energies of the colors that fuel his vision. Agam asserts that are the expression of an artist that lives in the present, creates for the future with a deep respect for the past.
Ron Agam was born in Paris and raised in Rehovot, Israel and Paris. From an early age Agam was encouraged by his father, artist Yaacov Agam, to pursue art. Ron studied at New York University, where he was captivated by the local art scene and the stimulating environment of the artists of that time, among them Andy Warhol. Throughout his career, Agam has exhibited across Europe, the Americas, and Asia, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; New York Historical Society, New York; Mitsukoshi, Tokyo; and Zurich Kunsthaus, Zurich. His work has been featured in major news publications, such as Time and Newsweek.
His commitment to art as well as political efforts to bridge nations demonstrates his unique position as an artist and humanitarian. In 2008, he received the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the Government of France, the highest honor in France.