'Photographs' / Klari Agar
Klari Agar, a Melbourne based photographer, creates photographs that play on intentionally blurring the boundary between artist, model and audience.
Primarily focused on portraiture, Agar's intention is to capture people within an intimate and expressive context.
Agar's practice explores the depth of interpersonal relationships, celebrating all who interact with the work by focusing on the relationship between artist, model and audience.
"I strive to reduce the platform of separation between audiences and models and create a middle ground where the audiences can apply themselves to the work – but the model is producing a genuine expression of themselves.”
Agar aims to capture a candid -whether composed or not- expression of the subject and their experience in the world.
Frequently crossing over into an intimate form of youth queer culture, Agar’s photography represents a lifestyle that tends not to be as explored in the current mainstream.
"Being present in such community gives a platform to discuss (or begin to discuss) the realities and experiences of not being a part of the hegemony. “