Nära ytan, långt borta
Working mainly with painting and embroidery, Agbeck creates a unique expression which is both deeply personal and universal. Nature is an important inspiration for the artist and is continuously present in her works. Naive animals are usually depicted in interactions with the world and evoke sympathy, humour and questions of belonging. The inherent transparency of the material releases the subject matter from any sense of gravity, balancing the motifs between micro and macro perspectives.
For Agbeck, the power of expression always exceeds the choice of technique. The unforgiving polyester organza used for the embroideries offers a resistance which requires skill and focus, and the works take shape in a meditative process. Reduction is also an essential tool in Agbeck’s practice; the final image is a result of only the simplest lines or threads holding the world together. With intuition and playfulness, Agbeck pinpoints existential questions through her work.