As far as she can remember, Agathe drew and painted constantly. After watching on television John Galliano’s fashion show for Dior when she was nine years old, she decided fashion would be the perfect outlet for her creativity. At seventeen years old, she applied and was accepted at the prestigious french Parisian fashion school l’"Ecole de la chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne".
After graduating she worked for luxury brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Yoji Yamamoto, where she learned the in and out of the craft as well as the business side of fashion.
Young and bold enough to explore, she decided to move to Biarritz and get back to her first love of drawing and painting as a full time career
Agathe Toman’s world is mostly black and white, sometimes flirting in white and gold. Her dreamlike drawings are made of biro pen and acrylic. Spread her imagination on paper, canvas, skateboards, surfboards and walls, they are a link between reality and fantasy. She talks about fear, love, anger, pain, death, joy; all these emotions contributed to the stages of her life’s path so far.
She works relentlessly with impressive details, making all her drawings and paintings realistically alive within a surrealist and black universe. Black enables contrast: light and dark with no mistakes allowed. Spreading feelings and emotions with each stroke, whether abstract or figurative, leaves no one indifferent.
Although there is always a specific meaning and pattern in her art, she does not offer many clues, instead leaving viewers to interpret the works according to their own conscious and unconscious perspectives. “It’s about feelings, the ones that change your life and yourself – positively or negatively. Those feelings that affect the rest of your existence, the events of the most extreme manner that occur in your life.
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