Artist Profile: Anna Agoston
These pictures are part of Anna’s ongoing series, named “Untitled”.
All pictures in the series are black-and-white, 22”x 30”, macro photographs of living plant elements found in nature. Pictures in the series are deliberately Untitled, so as not to distract from the image itself. The art is intended to invite contemplation
My art is an attempt to express as accurately as possible what I feel while in the presence of my subject. In doing so I aim to expose its essence and what it may evoke in the viewer.
I give my feelings form by studying my subject and emphasizing the defining lines, surfaces and texture. I emphasize these by using a macro lens, as well as by shooting in black-and-white. Both have the power to divert from the subject as a whole and focus on those elements that I have determined relevant.
The subjects of my pictures are living plant elements found in nature.
My art speaks for itself. I have no wish to impose my own thoughts on viewers, but rather I want them to see and feel things independently. For this reason my work is untitled.
I believe that my work is outside time, since it represents the essence of its subjects and the subjects themselves are timeless.
My art is abstract in that there is a departure from reality. I deliberately distil certain aspects of my subjects in an attempt to reveal what I feel they evoke and are essential characteristics. I believe this makes the interaction between viewer and subject more intense.