Antonio is an experienced and passionate multi-media artist with over a decade of work experience in the media industry. He holds a master of arts in Photography “The Image & Electronic Arts” completed at Goldsmiths University of London. He lives and works in London and he’s part of a co-operative of emerging artists @ the Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch. He regularly exhibits new works in national and international galleries.
His main area of interest is to experiment with figurative subject (s) by adding various foreign materials and by building complimentary artistic background sets to ultimately challenge the potentials of these subjects through the use of different mediums employed throughout each process. His work style is an offshoot of art “isms” known as expressionism, surrealism, cubism, pictorialism to name but a few. His work is greatly influenced by renowned artists such as Francis Bacon & Jackson Pollock, photographers Bill Brandt & Man Ray, Film directors Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Luchino Visconti & Jean-Luc Godard are just a few to name.
Brief Artist Statement
My work focuses on the construction of a compilation of projected images derived from different sources used as primary projections. The aim is to challenge the limitations of various artistic mediums used as well as the subject to ultimately record and capture these projected image (s) onto an observable format. My most recent project entitled “Projections” explores an internal and external projection of the human body forms and its intricacies through capturing an infinite of images interlacing all together to eventually form a prime and focal image. My methodical approach in expressing my creativity and manipulation technique leads the viewer to experiencing an alternative perspective of each creation process formed with the scope of inducing ones subjective emotions.
UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITIONS
From Dada to Fluxus, Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, 16-22 March 2015.
PREVIOUS SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Untitled, Private View, Nolia’s Gallery 2, London, 2006.
Exploration of the Image, Art Zone, Market Square, Edmonton Green, London, 2003.
PREVIOUS GROUP EXHIBITIONS
London Art Biennale, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London SW3 5EE, 2015.
“23signatures” Goldsmiths, University of London, 2013.
Circle of confusion, Nolia’s Gallery, The Thomas A Becket, London, 2005.
Room 4 nine, Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield, 2005.
Female body forms, Platform Gallery, Palmers Green Station N13, 2004.