NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Bruay la Buissiere artist Ouni Mam in Contemporary Perspectives. The exhibition begins on May 16, 2014 and runs until June 5, 2014, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday May 22, at 6-8pm.
About the Artist
Ouni Mam paints in a wide variety of styles, from figurative to abstract and symbolic pieces. Yet despite the diversity of subjects in her work, every piece by this artist is recognizably hers. This is thanks to her personal signature of bright, saturated colors, impasto brushstrokes, and an emphasis on light and movement. Preferring to work in oils, Ouni Mam’s powerful pieces are creations of the moment, a reflection of the artist’s instincts and emotions as she stands in front of the canvas. As the artist herself explains, she paints “the incorporeal, the conceptual and intangible.” Whatever artistic style she employs, her paintings give the impression of being transparent veils that reveal different but parallel worlds.
Born in France, Ouni Mam now lives on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Her paintings demonstrate a blend of classical art, European modernism, and the unique flavor of the places she’s lived such as Mauritania, Senegal and the influence of the artistic community on Reunion Island. She hopes that her work can give her audience energy, inspire them to dream and provoke contemplation.
Pouneh Asli | Liedeke Bulder | Ouni Mam | Stéphane Delaprée | Julia Ennis | Semen Eruntsov | Olga Fedorova | Brenda F. Jackson | Ju Jian | Monica Manfroi | Natso | Susan Marx | Paula Montgomery | Teresa Ramon
About the Exhibition
Contemporary Perspectives highlights the exciting and innovative nature of art today, with each artist bringing their unique point of view and feel for the zeitgeist to their work.
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.