Art that invites contemplation.
Untitled is a ongoing master series of black-and-white macro photographs of plant elements photographed in nature.
Anna Agoston, American, British, French, New Zealander, born Levallois-Perret, France, 1971
She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Her black and white macro photographs of plant elements found in nature challenge aesthetics by inviting contemplation.
An architect certified by the French government, Agoston is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris-Malaquais and of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where she earned the Master in Architecture II degree (MArch II). Her career as an artist began in October, 2013, when she made the first photograph in her "Untitled: A romantic typology of form", an ongoing master series of 325. This body of work, which synthesizes her long-held interests in psychology, cell biology, and architecture, has been drawing international attention.
Photographs in the “Untitled” series have now been included in more than one dozen group exhibitions across the United States of America, and have been published in print and online art magazines in several countries.
In addition, Agoston’s self-published books – Untitled Vol.1, Untitled Vol. 2 and Untitled Vol.3– have been added to the shelves of libraries at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Fine Arts Library at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, MA among others.
Agoston was deeply affirmed and encouraged when Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Toyo Ito wrote to her in 2014, "Pictures in your book are so beautiful that they give me design inspiration.”
She has written about her own work in three articles published by the Huffington Post Arts & Culture Blog: "An artist's perspective on inspiration and making art" (July 22, 2015) and "Art seen through the lens of its architect" (December 31, 2015) and "Art lets me be woman" (January 9, 2017).
Anna Agoston is represented by Galerie Philia in Paris, France.
All images © 2018 Anna Agoston. All rights reserved.