The tranquil nights of a neighborhood were dotted with house lights, but one in particular entertained by-passers with the faint silhouette of a painter. Anton was infatuated with his studio and its tattered walls victims of messy experiments.
Anton discovered his passion for art outside the suburbs where he adopted plein air. An agglomeration of representational art, his early work employs dominant colors and textures harmonized with techniques embodied by his idols. Working primarily in oils, Anton admires paint’s versatility and constantly searches for new qualities.
The blank canvas is humbling, daunting in a way that tests the artist’s maturity. Anton struggled with depiction, struck by an imbalance between promising ideas and hesitant draftsmanship. However, rather than oscillating between the two, he has now learned to embrace his creative mess.
Anton graduated from William P. Clements High School and briefly studied at the Florence Academy of Art. He considers his style a tasting of various genres synthesized into contemporary fine art. Embellished with an impressionistic touch, Anton’s work captures the expressive nature of subjects through a feeling of ephemerality.
Anton has gained support from those in his community that noticed his budding potential. From the start, he received invaluable guidance from his mentor and renowned artist XinSheng Wang. As Anton progressed, individuals including founder of Artists of Texas Laurie Pace and high school teacher Mrs. Donna Reedy also played a tremendous part in his growth.
Anton hopes to further supplement his craft with a comprehensive education and to continue expanding his lexicon of knowledge. He highly values a balance between intellectual curiosity and artistry. In his leisure time, you can find him hosting workshops, avidly practicing his Spanish or working out in the gym - parts of what he considers a multifaceted lifestyle.
Anton is fascinated by the metaphysics of transitory phases and the abstract framework of our being. They are blurred thoughts fueled by possibilities, all which he strives to illustrate.