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tonymargiotta.comArt 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 425. In 2016, she started organizing her photographs in unique installations of two to fifty-four photographs to thematize what it means to be female. This body of work, which synthesizes her long-held interests in psychology, cell biology, and architecture, has been drawing international attention.

 

tonymargiotta.comPhotographs 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 – , and – 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 Itotonymargiotta.com 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: (July 22, 2015) and (December 31, 2015) and (January 9, 2017).

 

All images © 2020 Anna Agoston. All rights reserved. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-portrait July 2016

Self-portrait July 2016