TRANSCONTEMPORARY

transcontemporaryTranscontempory is a rejection of the limited concept of Contemporary, motivating Agop to open the time horizon, believing that a sculpture can live regardless of fashion and temporary mood. A sculpture can exist from the ancient tombs to the outer space and still stand in its own dignity. What’s new, is the oldness. An oldness of values which can be recharged by themselves recreating youth continuously, while adding density to its value. An oldness that is still alive and young regardless what the temporary (or contemporary) taste, mood, and opinion is.

 

"In Agop’s art, the impression of ‘continued existence’ occurs when an object has been ‘scraped’ from its narrative, idiosyncratic, allegorical or any circumstantial form of culturally conditioned reading. Fundamentally, this process of abstraction from physical and ephemeral reality brings us a few chapters back to a certain obsession with formal purity that characterized Modern artistic movements, such as 1930s concrete sculpture. Sculpture becomes an object per se, and not a “casting” of a piece of reality. Likewise, Agop’s objects do not intend to symbolize reality. They are meaningful and heterodox fragments of reality themselves."
Rubén de la Nuez, Professor, Art Theoretician and Art Critic



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