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Interview with Artist: AGNES BODOR

 

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Interview with Artist: AGNES BODOR

Hello Agnes, Thank you so much for joining the Interview with Artist” series for our gallery blog. We are excited to have a chance to introduce you as an artist more deeply to our gallery visitors and collectors through this interview. I would love to ask you 7 questions about you and your art. Let’s start the first interview for 2019, shall we?

1.Please tell us a little bit about your background.
I am from Hungary. I learned painting in an art specialized high school in Budapest, but after that I went to an university and became a biologist and I received my PhD in neurobiology. Currently I am working at the Allen Institute for Brain Science as a neuroanatomist and using mostly an electron microscope for my work. On weekends and for my free time, I try to paint as much as possible.

2.Please describe your practice with a few words.
My favorite media are watercolor and ink. I like modern art when it is connected to real things, but I don’t have any preference in subject for what I paint, I like portrait, landscapes, still life, cats, basically anything. My method of painting is to allow the media to act by their nature, under my control. I like experimenting with new paints and papers and the ways I am working with them.

3.Who were your earliest influencers of famous artists or creators?
My drawing teacher in my highschool definitely had the biggest influence on me, his name was Zoltan Kiss.
Beside him, I have so many favorite artists that I only can list the tiny fraction of: many modern Chinese artists like Wu Guanzhong, Liu Kuo-Sung and Qi Baishi, the best portrait painter ever Lucian Freud, the great watercolorists John Singer Sargent, John Marin and the Hungarian Endre Penovac. As a mind of a painter, I feel Picasso very close to me. Overall, I like when artists capture the essence of their object.

4. Do you think your childhood inspires your artwork?
What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
I do not get the inspiration from my childhood, or from inside. Rather it comes from outside, from the things I see, like the movement of cats, the light on their fur, a landscape, or face of a person. 
Because of that, I only can work, or at least the ideal way is to see the object of my inspiration during painting, in the case of cats at least a photo, since they are not tend to be a good sitter.

5.What generally inspire or influence you to create your work?
The visible world that I observe with my eyes; the light, the colors, the movements, the beauty of things, but I try to simplify them and concentrate the essence in my work.

6.What does your art mean to you?
Making is the best time in a day for me. I can forget about everything when I am creating work. The finished works are constantly occupying my thoughts because I putting them on my wall and looking them a lot and I am attached to them. I think it is the time when I am half consciously learning from my finished works, and in my mind I am starting to prepare for the next adventure.

7. Do you have any message to visitors for this exhibition?
Please Enjoy!

Thank you for reading the interview. The work of Agnes Bodor is on view until Thursday March 14, 2019. We look forward to have you at AG Gallery.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

 

 

A Happy New Year from AG Gallery!

Thank you for everyone who joined us for the last Second Friday Gallery Night. We also thank you very much for all of your support in 2018. We are excited to present new exhibitions at AG Gallery. We wish every one of you a happy new year!

CHANGES IN GALLERY HOURS
AG Gallery and About Glamour Store will close at 6pm on December 31, 2018. We will open on January 1, 2019 at 1PM.

WHAT’S NEW IN 2019
AG Gallery now has an official online store where you can purchase limited edition fine art prints, art zines, and other goods by artists.

Click and Visit AG Gallery Online Store
More works will be added in 2019!

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Sweet Paradise | Amit Greenberg

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SWEET PARADISE by Amit Greemberg

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 30, 6-8PM
Artist will be present at the opening reception.

AG Gallery is pleased to announce solo exhibition “SWEET PARADISE” by Amit Greenberg opening on Saturday June 30. Greenberg, known as This is Amit on social media, is a Brooklyn based multidisciplinary visual artist and designer, born and raised in Haifa, Israel. Greenberg graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2018. For past years, Greenberg has worked on projects with companies and organizations including Colette, Ikea, Saatchi Art, and Whitney Museum. Greenberg is one of the most sensitive and influential artists in pop-art and design that we would love to keep eyes on. This exhibition is specially curated by AG Gallery so we can experience his creations in a personal, much closer distance. This is an opportunity that we invite you to look into his  personal recent creations. Please join us at opening reception and meet the artist on June 30, 2018.

Artist Statement

With evolving techniques and static themes, my process is an active exploration of spirituality, sexuality, mortality, fear and joy; woven together through art and design. I strive to create a playful world; the viewer is encouraged to indulge and get lost in multi-dimensional work. The deeper the inspection, the greater the reward.

 

Selected Clients and Exhibition
Band of Outsiders  / IKEA / Colette, Paris / W hotel, Paris / W hotel, Washington DC / Birkenstock / Conde Nast / Band of Outsiders / Saatchi Art / The Hollywood Roosevelt / Louis Vuitton / Diptyque / Fendi / Thierry Mugler / Chanel / T-mobile / Thi- erry Lasry, Paris / Ace Hotel, Palm Spring / Château Zoobeetle, Hong Kong / Le Ballon, Paris / Art Basel, Miami / The Society of Illustrators, New York / Whitney Museum / IMC Lab+Gallery, New York / ARTWALK New York / Vienna Art Fair / Phillips de Pury ,New York / Sotheby’s, New York / PYT, New York / Marlborough Gallery ,New York / Damon Dash Gallery, New York / SFMOMA / Museum of Art and Design, New York

 

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ART IN BOXES 2017

Happy Holidays to you all from AG Gallery!

Gallery is closed tomorrow on 25th. We will be open again on 26th. Art In Boxes group exhibition will be on view through January 2018.

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ART in BOXES 2017

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Art In Boxes 2017

The 9th Annual Holiday Group Exhibition
Opening on November 27, 2017

AG Gallery is pleased to announce that this Art In Boxes 2017 is opening on Monday, November 27th. Art In Boxes (AIB) is our annual holiday group exhibition that features unique artworks from artists of various backgrounds around the world. Every year with AIB, we have been introducing over twenty artists to our Williamsburg locals and tourists. We have been offering various artworks in different artists, sizes, and prices, with a concept of one of a kind artwork for a gift to someone special.  This year makes its 9th exhibition, and we are extremely thankful for all your love and support to keep this exhibition happening for such a long period of time. This year also, we have over twenty-five artists in the exhibition with various artworks for your holiday gifts ideas including but not limited to paintings, drawings, etching prints, silkscreen prints, sculptures, and jewelries. Please be the early bird and find perfect artworks for your beloved partner, family, and friends.

List of Artists

Yen Yen Lo (Australia)/ Agnes Bodor (Washington, D.C.)/ Polly Shindler (NYC)/ Tamako Yoshii (Japan)/ You Jung Byun (NYC)/ Aya Kakeda (NYC)/ Victor-John Villanueva (NYC)/ Kyoko Imazu (Australia)/ Nathalie Goulet (Canada)/ Naoko Saito (Japan)/ Cat Rabbit (Australia)/ Richard Dick Vincent (UK)/ Maria Montiel (Spain)/ APAK (Portland)/ Philippa Rice (UK)/ Rica Tasaka (Japan)/ Mamaru (Japan) / Michiko Shimada (NYC)/ Hanako Sakashita (Japan)/ Naoko Saito (Japan)/ Frank Parga (NYC)/ Ken Brown (NYC)/ SAM (Japan)/ Hiromi Machida (Japan)/ Andrea Lauren (US)

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