Momentum
oil on canvas paintings by Michael Azgour, 2013
 
American Family, 60x64"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
Momentum  | 2013
ARTIST STATEMENT
 
My recent paintings are influenced in part by the ubiquity of digital photography in contemporary culture.
 
Building on the commonly held presumption that a photograph is a sufficient representation of a memory, I combine unrelated images together in the same composition in order to challenge the viewer’s interpretation of a picture.
 
Simple geometric patterns and expressive applications of paint represent the distortion, motion blurs, and pixilation of low-resolution digital photography, which is common in today’s social media. Repeated figures are used to reference bracketing in photography and movement in video.
 
The surfaces of my paintings are very different from that of actual photographs. Paint is built up over the course of many layers to yield a rich, varied surface that is very different from the mediums of photo paper and LED displays.
 
 
Bea and the Bombers, 60x54"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Boy on a Pier, 60x54"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Biker in Black, 60x80" (diptych)    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Biker in White, 60x80" (diptych)    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Canal Street, 60x48"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Valencia Street, 60x48"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Carmen, 54x60"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Vintage Vacation Memory, 48x108" (triptych)    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Model Repeated, 48x44"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Movement in the Mission 1: Biker, 48x64"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Movement in the Mission 2: Walker, 48x64"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Reflection, 48x60"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Roma, 60x54"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
The Shepherd, 40x60"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Summertime Memory, 60x64"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Urban Alley, 60x64"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
The Village 1: Biker, 48x36"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
The Village 3: Couple, 40x38"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Vague Memory 1: The Stable, 48x64"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Vague Memory 2: The Warehouse, 48x64"    (c) Michael Azgour
 
 
 
Momentum | 2013
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Momentum | 2013

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