Opening Reception Thursday, May 5, 2011, 6-8pm
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
Agam's personal exploration in the world of painting is a testimony of 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 "my shapes, colors and forms 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.