Born in London, England, February 19th, 1971. Lived in Ibiza and South Africa before coming to California in 1981. Moved to Los Angeles in 1989 while attending UCLA. After a few years relocated to Venice Beach and became immersed in the local art scene.
After closing Lithium Gallery in 1996, Anton became involved with production design for television , concerts, and live events. Designing world class events both locally and internationally. Culminating in such events/ shows as the Voice, Oprah, rock concerts in China, and shows in Dubai.
Still painting during this time, Anton opened Consortium gallery on Abbot Kinney in 2000. Consortium gallery became a fixture in the Venice art scene, providing a venue for avant garde group art shows and significant solo exhibitions.
Started Lithium Gallery on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach in 1992.
From 1992 - 1996 had many solo shows and exhibitions with other up and coming artists from the area.
Body of work at that time had heavy influences of skate punk, hip hop and tattoo style. Pen and ink formed the basis for many of the paintings and subject matter was filled with the angst of the times as the neighborhood was vibrant and exciting, yet very dangerous and in the midst of a gang war.
After many years in the production design world of large scale events for television and live music, the focus has now been brought fully back to exhibiting and the tactile creation of art.
The new "Sand Paintings" series represents a synthesis of all the previous history and techniques. By using sand from the desert and other vortexes, energy is infused into the painting in a real physical sense. Furthermore, by incorporating powerful imagery with ancient symbols and totems, the aim is to create something more than just a graphic or pretty image, the goal is to channel actual power and energy to the piece and ultimately the viewer.
Primarily acrylic on canvas and wood. Use of desert sand, rock, and sometimes construction materials in mixed media assemblages
Free form painting / abstract expressionism combined with high detail, tattoo style line work. A continual dialogue between the background ( abstract expressionism) and the foreground ( Line work). Sometimes a combination and at other times the background triumphs with no foreground needed.
The artistic process is a journey and a continual deviation from the path chosen or plotted.
Forms in nature and ancient symbols that carry meaning and power
Natural hues, colors and textures of the desert.
Powerful imagery that provokes questions and dialogue within each painting