In his first exhibition, Agop exhibited round black granite sculptures installed directly on the floor. They were all similar in their circularity but each one had its own character and individuality.
In his second show, entitled “Touch”, he invited the observer to break the physical barrier with the artworks and intrigued the observer to be in actual contact. All the sculptures had two pivotal points on which they balanced and rocked when touched.
“Emergence” is a research of lines emerging from compact volumes that reach beyond the limits of the form.
A line is a very elemental entity. Agop explores various situations where lines emerge from different compact forms, seeking the outside world. Sharp lines appear, cutting through the space. Less sharp lines are vague apparitions initiating outer contact. Although these forms are quite compact and contained the emerging lines have an optimistic presence, suggesting growth and expansion. It leaves us with a spatial interrogation. We witness a process of materialization of the space surrounding the sculptures.
Agop’s lines represent the tide between the internal and the external. The internal energy reaches outward, looking towards the external space. These lines have a unique essentiality, they are not a fragment of the sculpture. They are a fundamental part of a totality, we don’t know which one is the result of the other.
Does the line emerge from the form, or is it the form emerging the line?
Agop describes his obsessive process as a meditative practice, a rituality which seeks an interior cosmos and explores a spacial depth. Observing and re-observing a line, sculpting it and re-sculpting it, each time discovering a new way of being and a different dimension of existence.
On view until March 30, 2018