View The Compelling Art Of Akram Azmi At Agora Gallery
Akram Azmi is a contemporary artist who discovered inicere ("injecting" in Latin), a method where even the artist's hand doesn't interfere with the creation of the work. As different as each of his paintings are, they have a unique, recognizable appearance, unified if only by the life experiences and worldview of their creator.
- New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 05, 2011 - Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature Egyptian-American artist, Akram Azmi, in A Maze of Milieu. The exhibition is scheduled to run from July 26, 2011 through August 16, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, July 28, 2011).
About the Artist
Egyptian-American artist Akram Azmi combines pure inspiration and a delicate sense of mood with a self-invented and immensely elaborate painting method, using pumps and precision-engineered machinery. He calls it 'inicere' ('injecting' in Latin) because it injects the paint with many colors while moving the canvas, and it creates wildly imaginative yet deeply profound abstract images. The paintings are somewhat self-directed and will continue to paint themselves even as the artist walks away. He purposefully invites random variables such as paint thickness, water temperature, canvas angle and room temperature into the process, which affect the finished product.
Azmi's paintings are immediately compelling, as colors spill across the canvas, colliding and combining to create new configurations of line and form. Drawing from his life experience, spirituality, and longstanding immersion in the evolving field of art, he infuses complementary palettes and innovative approaches into each canvas, resulting in unique and surprising abstract forms. He says of inicere: "I have now what all artists seek: a means with which to inspire and continually be inspired." He now lives in Pleasanton, California.
Exhibition Dates: July 26, 2011 - August 16, 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Akram_Azmi.aspx
About the Exhibition:
The artists whose works make up A Maze of Milieu use their art as a primary means of communication with and about the world they experience. Interpretive Realms presents the power of artistic creativity and flexibility combined, with works that sweep the audience away through their passion and purpose. A delicate simplicity and a carefully poised perfection define the works in The Portal of Tranquility, an exhibition in which talented artists achieve a beguiling balance between what we know and what we would like to perceive.
A Maze of Milieu: Sevega Adriano, Akram Azmi, Wayne Croner, Tamara Dimitroff, Ben Feldshuh, LeRoi, Teri Levine, JC Morgan, Rumen Sazdov
Interpretive Realms: Rubi Assa, Søs Beck, Pilar Fernandez Duarte, Anti Liu, Danielle Scheffer, Chris Spuglio, Baeza Stanicic, Randi Strand, Stephanie Rado Taormina
The Portal of Tranquility: Ronald DeMuth, Younghee Hong, Tristan Pauli, Debra Trafton
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City's Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world.
It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.