This Moment In Time | 2009
This Moment in Time
oil on canvas paintings by Michael Azgour, 2009
Vienna, 52x84"          (c) Michael Azgour
Painting forme is a dance. When I am immersed in a composition, I feel as though decisionsare being channeled through me from another source. Intuition and improvisationoverride the carefully planned shapes and lines which begin each picture. Inthe end, it is a balance of colors, values and forms, which become more intheir relationship to one another than they ever could alone.
My recent workis primarily concerned with space as it relates to the subject and the viewer.In representational painting, the viewer begins to place him/herself into thepicture space. By juxtaposing abstract elements with three dimensionalrepresentations of space, I aim to offer the viewer a new way of getting intothe work.

I am attractedto creating new formations of space that contrast sharply with traditionalones. Abstract elements, such as flat, graphic shapes and arbitrary motifsdistort representational depictions of perspective, anatomy, and light.Ideally, the combination provides a new and vivid sense of life.

My artistic sensibilities are informed greatly by my background in psychology and graphic design, as well as a love of the female form and a long-term interest ingeometry. Formally, I am interested in the developments of the past century, which often savor the dichotomy of compositional harmony and discordance. I enjoy creating contradictory depth relationships which at once create depth and flatten space. My figures' relationship to the ground is often interchanging,as elements from the latter shift in front of the former. I am inspired greatlyby the work of several artists of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, including Richard Diebenkorn and Nathan Oliveira. Early twentieth century French and Catalan artists influence my sensibilities as well, including works by Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miro.
Dancers in Golden Gate Park I, 60x36"          (c) Michael Azgour
Dancers in Golden Gate Park II, 60x34"          (c) Michael Azgour
Mother and Daughter, 52x60"          (c) Michael Azgour
Transfiguration, 28x20"          (c) Michael Azgour
Los Angeles, 52x52"          (c) Michael Azgour
Pride, 28x22"          (c) Michael Azgour
A Balcony in Sayulita, 42x56"          (c) Michael Azgour
So Far Away, 38x34"          (c) Michael Azgour
Taylor Lying, 26x34"          (c) Michael Azgour
Contemplation, 42x38"          (c) Michael Azgour
San Clemente, 42x46"          (c) Michael Azgour
The Dancer, 64x72"          (c) Michael Azgour
Walking Away, 60x46"          (c) Michael Azgour
This Moment In Time | 2009
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This Moment In Time | 2009

I am attracted to creating new formations of space that contrast sharply with traditional ones. Abstract elements, such as flat, graphic shapes a Read More
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