Featured Artist of the Month…Agnes Rathonyi
This month we feature painter Agnes Rathonyi, a long time award winning artist who shows her work at the Port Clinton Art Festival and is a new exhibitor on ArtZipper.com, where you can see and buy her work. Agnes is known for her heavily layered paintings of her beloved Tuscany. “My paintings evolve organically from life’s everyday glances. Rather than trying to force my will on them, I give them total control. Each layer determines and guides the next. I am fascinated by the texture of paint, and the shapes and movements it can make. However, I do not want to be labeled an abstractionist. I want forms that the viewer can relate to, but I did not want to paint perfect photographs that left nothing for the viewer’s imagination. My assemblages contain intense distilled images, objects, and surfaces that create a confrontation between past and present. They are affirmation of serenity, recollection and enchantment as well as wake up calls to the reality of our present lives.
My paintings are dialog between giving and taking. I do not sign the work until it looks like it has been lived on…until I have created something independent of me that can fend for itself.
We are, in all our differences, hardly more than collections of fragmented memories. Click Here To See Agnes’ Art!