Yaacov Agam (b.1928-)
Agamograph #123, 1995
Screenprint on Acrylic
12 x 17 inches
Framed Dimensions: 19.25 x 24.5 inches
Hand signed and numbered by artist.
Agam was pioneer in kinetic art and the inventor of the agamograph, a brightly colored type of print that appears to shapeshift before a viewer’s eyes. Agam creates these mystic, layered works using a technique called lenticular printing, where several images are combined on one surface to create illusions of depth when a viewer moves around the art. Depending on the position of the viewer, a single work shapeshifts between several compositions, producing holograms.
“My intention was to create a work of art which would transcend the visible, which cannot be perceived except in stages,” Agam