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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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Upcoming Exhibition & GALLERY HOUR CHANGES: Paintings by Agnes Bodor Friday Feb. 8, 2019

AG Gallery will open its space with new exhibition on Friday, February 8, 2019. Galleries around Williamsburg will open late on the same day, for Every Second Friday Gallery Walk Night.

AG Gallery is pleased to present new watercolor and Ink paintings of Cats by AGNES BODOR for the February. Please visit and check out her new watercolor paintings of cats.

Important Changes of Gallery Hours for February:

HOURS: Open Everyday from 12 – 7PM*. Gallery is Closed on Tuesdays.

Gallery is also closed on Thursday Feb. 20, 2018

 

 

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ART IN BOXES 2018 : Holiday Group Show

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“ART IN BOXES 2018” -HOLIDAY GROUP EXHIBITION-

AG Gallery is pleased to announce that its 9th annual holiday gift art show, “Art In Boxes 2018” with the theme of “Give the gift of art!” is starting on this Saturday, December 1st, 2018.

ART IN BOXES is an annual group exhibition at AG Gallery which the curator carefully selects various artworks from around the world for holiday gift ideas. This year, the exhibition features 20+ local and international artists. Artworks that are included in this show are culptures, printmaking, paintings, drawings, ceramics, potteries, original greeting cards, jewelries, ornaments and more.

In this show, AG Gallery exhibits about a hundred of art pieces from many local and international artists. AIB18 opens on December 1, 2018 and it’s a bit early for Christmas though, we’ll add more artworks almost every other week from now.

This is the great opportunity for that if people are looking for extraordinary and one-of-a-kind holiday gifts this year or would like to give something special to someone special.

ARTISTS
MIGUEL PANG LY / KAZUKI TANAKA / AGNES BODOR / YEN YEN LO / ROBBIE GUERTIN / CHARLES OSAWA / WARD YOSHIMOTO / JESSICA PERRLMAN / KYOKO IMAZU / DANIELLE KROLL / KEN BROWN/ MICHIKO SHIMADA / Lalouve / CATRABBIT / FUMIHA TANAKA / COURTNEY MCKENNA / FRANK PARGA / MARIA MONTIEL / NAOKO SAITO / VICTOR-JOHN VILLANUEVA / HANAKO SAKASHITA / MAMARU…, and More.

Contact: natsumi@aboutglamour.net

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Exhibition Extended| Flower Offerings by Sirikul Pattachote

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SIRIKUL PATTACHOTE | FLOWER OFFERINGS

Extended Until Sunday, OCTOBER 7, 2018

The exhibition closing date of current exhibition “Flower Offerings” by Sirikul pattachote is now extended to Sunday, September 7th, 2018. We would like to make sure that everyone has a chance to visit us for the current show with extension.

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Original Art book “Flower Offerings”,  which includes a collection of Pattachote’s painting images and texts specially made for this exhibition, is published and now available at AG Gallery. Please visit AG Gallery or contact us at info@aboutglamour.net for inquire about the book.

 

 

 

 

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Flower Offerings | Sirikul Pattachote

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“Protection Flowers”, 2018 Mixed media on 2 canvas, 48” x 36”

Flower Offerings by Sirikul Pattachote

September 1, 2018 ~ September 30, 2018

Opening Reception: September 1, 2018  6-8PM
Music Performance by Singer Songwriter Courtney McKenna at 7Pm

Special Musical Performance “Sanctuary” by Courtney McKenna on September 9th and 23rd. For Reservation for “Sanctuary”Performance on 23rd, Please Click Here for reservation.

AG Gallery is pleased to announce our new exhibition with Sirikul Pattachote, Flower Offerings, opening on Sunday, September 1, 2018. Pattachote is a Thai artist living and working in New York City. In May 2016, Pattachote had her solo exhibition Things Are Actually Not Falling Apart with AG Gallery featuring her flower and female portrait paintings. In the exhibition we focused on finding peaceful unity within the laws of living a life through the artist’s original watercolor paintings and drawings. Flower Offerings is her second solo exhibition at AG Gallery.

Symbolic offerings are common practice made in Buddhism for multiple reasons but mainly the fundamental importance of offering for the offerer is the act and mind of the offering itself, more than the value of object that is offered. Such material offerings typically involve objects such as food, fruits, water or drinks, incense, candles, and flowers. Although it is visible material that is offered, the main focus of such practice is the mental state of and the action of offering, the material is therefore usually something simple and often from the nature. In this exhibition Pattachote and gallery attempt to create the whole experience of the offerings utilizing visual art and sound. It is possible to send out positive energy from one to others; an energy that receivers can convert to an encouragement for anything that they might need.

Pattachote is one of the artists who has been utilizing painting as a part of her meditative practice. From the material she uses, such as paper, to the medium she uses, such as inks and paints that she prepares for her work, to the subject of her works which is cut flowers mostly prepared and offered to the buddha and her beloved people. In this exhibition the artist also focuses on the meanings of the flowers which she selects and paints in her work.

Please join the Flower Offerings and unite the installation as a receiver. You are all you cordially invited to experience the positive energy of unconditional offerings. 

 

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“Courages & Endurance”, 2018
Watercolor,oil and hand sewn papers on canvas, 24” x 36”

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“My destiny is in your hand (Camillia)”, 2018
Watercolor and hand sewn paper on canvas, 24″ x 36″

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Special Guest for Musical Performance: Courtney McKenna

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