Ron Agam Follows in His Father’s Footsteps With New Art at Park West Gallery

Ron Agam Park West Gallery

“Hommage to Einstein” (2017), Ron Agam

As the son of world-renowned artist Yaacov Agam—one of the founders of the kinetic art movement—one couldn’t blame Ron Agam for being a little timid about his art.

It turns out, however, that Ron is feeling quite the opposite.

“I’m pretty proud of the work that I have created,” Ron says. “Throughout my life I saw how people reacted to my father’s work, and I hope I get a small percentage of his positive reactions.”

Ron Agam Park West Gallery

“Galactric Blue Star” (2017), Ron Agam. Viewed from five angles.

Park West Gallery is similarly proud to offer Ron Agam’s new artwork to our collectors around the world. His eye-catching abstract artwork is created using lenticular lenses, causing the images to appear as if they’re moving when viewed at different angles.

Ron calls his art “3-D K,” which stands for “three-dimensional kinetic.” This name helps differentiate Ron’s work from his father’s, as the elder Agam creates lenticular lens artwork known as “Agamographs.”

“There is enough confusion already when your name is Ron Agam,” said Ron with a chuckle. “It’s very different than anything [my father] is doing, but it’s in the same world.”

For many years, Ron thought he would never be an artist. He always considered art to be his father’s vocation and wanted to follow his own interests. Born in 1958, Ron’s passion for photography began when his father gave him a camera at the age of 6. He became an internationally successful photographer, receiving France’s highest artistic honor in 2009—Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

Although Ron was raised in the world of art, spending his childhood in France and Israel, he didn’t create fine art of his own until he was 52 years old. In doing so, he unleashed a torrent of creativity fueled by a reawakened creative spirit. His recent entry into the world of art is underscored by themes and styles normally associated with a seasoned artist.

“Anyone can try, anyone can break preconceived ideas and try something new in their life,” Ron says. “The ability to be creative, the ability to be an artist, it’s like a second life to anyone.”

Ron Agam Park West Gallery

Ron Agam signs editions of his “New York” 3-DK art.

For his 3-D K art, Ron bases his imagery on computer renderings of ideas he has sketched or conceptualized. Drawing upon the editing skills he honed as a professional photographer, Ron manipulates these digital images to design artwork full of geometric abstractions and energetic colors.

Ron finds inspiration from artists like the Russian Constructionists, but doesn’t deny the influence his father’s iconic art has on his style.

“With my dad, his palette of colors was unlimited,” Ron says. “Maybe subconsciously the reason why I am sometimes using a lot of colors is also because I grew up around it.”

For more information about the art of Ron Agam, contact our gallery consultants at (800) 521-9654 ext. 4 during business hours or sales@parkwestgallry.com.

Leave a comment

Prove you\'re human. *

Latest News

  • How a Shark Bite and Bob Ross Led Matt Beyrer to Fine Art

    Artist Matt Beyrer has proven to be popular with collectors, selling out 11 of his 11 Park West Gallery VIP auctions since his debut. So what is the origin ...
    Read More
  • Park West Foundation Holds 5th Annual Jump Shot Your Future College Fair

    Foster care students will have the opportunity to get a head start on their futures at the Jump Shot Your Future resource fair.The Park West Foundation is supporting the
    Read More
  • Auctioneer Spotlight: Dan Moloney and Esmeralda Dua

    Many of our Park West collectors develop friendships with the art teams over the course of their land or sea vacations. Here’s a chance to get to know one auctioneer ...
    Read More
  • 5 Easy Ways to Make 2018 Your “Year of Art”

    Do you have a New Year’s resolution yet? There are the standard goals—weight loss, less screen time, finally writing that novel—or you can break the cycle and try something new ...
    Read More
  • Ron Agam Follows in His Father’s Footsteps With New Art at Park West...

    As the son of world-renowned artist Yaacov Agam—one of the founders of the kinetic art movement—one couldn’t blame Ron Agam for being a little timid about his art.It turns ...
    Read More
  • 100 Years Ago, Joan Miró Held His First Art Show—And It Was a...

    Artworks by Joan Miró are found in museum collections around the world. You might expect, then, that his artistic debut in 1918 was highly regarded.It wasn’t.2018 marks the 100th ...
    Read More
  • Behind the Artist: Anatole Krasnyansky

    Anatole Krasnyansky’s artistic output centers on dualities: old and new, history and imagination, structure and surrealism.Trained as an architect, Anatole Krasnyansky alternates between painting rich, expressive cityscapes and exaggerated ...
    Read More
  • The Cosmic Art of Peter Max: How It Captivated an Entire Generation

    There are few artists more closely associated with the spirit of the American 1960s than Peter Max.Though originally trained as a realist painter, Peter Max first came to the ...
    Read More
  • Top 10 Park West Gallery Moments of 2017

    From exciting new artists to major gallery renovations, 2017 has held several major milestones for Park West Gallery! With 2018 around the corner, we’re taking a look back at some ...
    Read More
  • Artists Romero Britto and Ron Agam Visit Park West Museum

    Artists Romero Britto and Ron Agam—son of famed kinetic artist Yaacov Agam—got a firsthand look at the renovated Park West Museum thanks to a special VIP tour by Park ...
    Read More
  • How Rembrandt van Rijn Changed the Art of Etching Forever

     Rembrandt van Rijn’s name is synonymous with fine art and a mastery of technique, but few realize that his impact on the art world has more to do with ...
    Read More
  • Lebo Creates Miami Mural in Honor of 2018 FIFA World Cup

    David “Lebo” Le Batard harkened back to his artistic roots to create a mural for one of the largest sporting events in the world—the FIFA World Cup.Spanish sports broadcaster ...
    Read More