Agathe Toman is a French, Austrian & Czech artist, painter, drawer, and contemporary poetry writer, born in 1989, living between Paris and Hossegor.
She entered at a very young age the prestigious french Parisian fashion school named Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, in 2007. After graduating she worked for luxury brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Yoji Yamamoto.
Four years ago, Agathe Toman started to dedicate herself full time to her artistic creation.
Following several exhibitions between Biarritz and Paris, as a solo artist or even in collaboration with other talented artists, she exhibited at the Paris contemporary drawing fair, DDessin, twice, also at the ART PARIS ART FAIR at the Grand Palais, represented by LN Gallery, just to list a few.
Later this year in 2021, SOTHEBY’S Paris, will present works from the artist, in the occasion of the next Contemporary Art auction :
The drawing ‘_VOID #05’
the black monochrome ‘_ANIMA #01’.
Today, Agathe collaborates with the art gallery Anne Claire Simon, in Paris, France and Pavot art gallery based in Bucharest, Romania and London, England.
Agathe Toman is selling her art works throughout Europe, USA & Australia. She is also building strong collaborations with Brands & Artists.
The colour Black is the essence of her art. Paintings made of pure black pigments, blended with acrylic paint and inks, each one offers an outstanding intensity along with her mesmerizing drawings she creates with a simple Bic Biropen. These are the writings she uses.
Her art is an abstract language which is the component part of her universe, enriched today by her poetry.
Each one of her poems corresponds to a piece of her artwork, united within 5 different series:
‘The Fluids’ _ ‘The Love’ _ ‘The Voids’ _ ‘The Thoughts’ _ ‘Thus’
Today Agathe found a way to merge her 3 means of expression: painting, drawing and writing.
Her first book ever gathering exclusively her poetry, named ‘_SILENTIUM #00’ will be out early 2021.
Meanwhile, Agathe also works on a book with the French writer and journalist Marie Arquié, ‘Impressions’, expected for spring and a third book project ’La Couleur Noir’, in collaboration with the graphic design studio ‘A+F Studio’.
« The universe according to Agathe Toman is a complex canvas moving so each invisible thread participates in its coherence thus guaranteeing an infinite multiplicity. Each thread allows when we touch it, to see and feel a particular harmony which is unknown, inimitable, unique. Creation is vibrating through an arpeggio of her expression; an encounter, a dream, a fleeting thought, an invented color, the skin that we barely touch, that we scrub, that we scratch, our skin, or the other’s, makes it echo and create symphonies that are perpetually new. You have to listen carefully. Discover futures, identities, and feelings that have no names or natures preceding them. Let yourself go. Become an echo room. Fight against the door that could shut before the intangible. Embrace, come out, welcome these emotions which are modulated from the brightest to the darkest. It is a discipline. A priesthood that the artist endorses. She listens to herself. She listens.
A striped black, a white delight, are the notes that are specific to each person, to each thing, to each moment. That is what allows a big, thick, whole, rich and eternal truth. Her work is a synthesis of the inaudible to the invisible and from the invisible to the impalpable. »
From « The Invisibles – One Sacred » 2019. Original text in french written by Marie Arquié.
A United Common
Tempted by the siren
Call for more
_I always thought it was Beautiful.
We Are. Beautiful.
Not seeming, but Being.
From The _Thus 2021. Agathe Toman.