George Antoni

George Antoni

Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

About George Antoni

As an artist, I am primarily self taught. Although I studied art at West Ham College of Further Education after leaving school, I also had an interest in drama. A three year course at E15 Acting School lead to a thirty year career in film, TV and theatre.

I briefly practised black and white photography, but it was only after leaving London and moving to Brighton that I took up painting again, initially inspired by the expansive skies and dramatic seascapes. Although the work is ever changing, I think the influence of coastal life is still evident in my current works.

I try to taps into my unconscious and start with only a loose intention of what I want the piece to be, allowing it evolve through numerous generations. The works end with the idea rather than start with it. Much is left to chance and the viewer is invited to bring their own interpretation to the finished piece. The greater the number of interpretations the better. What interests me is the emotional response to a painting void of depiction.

The works are of mixed media, using, predominately, layers of household emulsion on fibre board, but incorporate acrylic pigments, ink and, in some cases, wood dye. Each piece undergoes a process of construction and degradation impossible to replicate. I'm fascinated by the way we find beauty in deterioration, especially in an epoch of the new, disposable and replaceable.

When finished the paintings are wax polished, not only for protection but to add a further dimension. They are highly tactile and people are drawn to touch them. They invite examination from inches away as the tiny imperfect variations are as significant as the over all composition.

www.georgeantoni.net

Education

Studied art at West Ham College in East London before training in drama at E15 Acting School and embarking on a thirty year career in film, TV and theatre.

Primarily self taught.

Events

Nov 2019
Brighton Art Fair, Lewes. Solo Stand.

Jun 2019
Free Painters and Sculptors Exhibition. The Muse Gallery, London

May 2019
Group Exhibition. Gallery Different, London

Apr 2019
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Dec 2018
London Ultra - FPS
The Barge House OXO Tower Wharf

Nov 2018
Group exhibition. Gallery Different, London

Nov 2018
Edinburgh Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Oct 2018
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Oct 2018
Cambridge Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Apr 2018
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair. Represented by Clifton Fine Art

Nov 2017
Edinburgh Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Nov 2017
Cambridge Art Fair. Represented by Clifton Fine Art

Oct 2017
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Sep 2017
Large scale commission for property in Tenerife via Project Art.

July 2017
Sevenoaks International Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

June 2017
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

June - Sept 2017
One Alfred Place members club via Store Street Gallery, London.

May 2017
Chelsea Affordable Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Aug 2016 - ongoing
Clifton Fine Art. Bristol.

Nov / Dec 2016
Kellie Miller Arts. Brighton. Showcase exhibition.

Nov 2016
Edinburgh Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Oct 2016
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Aug 2016 - ongoing
Rare Skills Gallery, Forest Row.

Sept 2016
Brighton Art Fair

July - Oct 2016
East Sussex Open. The Towner, Eastbourne

June 2016
Tunbridge Wells International Art Fair. Invited Artist.

Feb - March 2016
“Hidden”. Nude Tin Can Gallery. St. Albans.

Dec 2015
Free Painters and Sculptors Open Exhibition at The Menier Gallery, London.

Oct - Nov. 2015
Excavations. Solo exhibition. The Grange Rottingdean, Brighton.

Oct 2015 - Jan 2016
SUSS6 - Groupe exhibition of contemporary art. Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Oct 2015
Art Now. Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London Southbank.

Oct 2015
Chalk Gallery, 10 year anniversary show, The Towner, Eastbourne.

Sept 2015
Brighton Art Fair - solo stand

July - Sept. 2015
East Sussex Open. The Towner, Eastbourne

July - Sept. 2015
La Conca Arts Club. Chite, Andalusia, Spain

Sept 2014
Brighton Art Fair. Chalk Gallery Stand

Sept 2014
Coastal Interventions. Joint show with Leila Godden. The Grange, Brighton

Dec - Jan 2014
The Laughing Dog, Brighton

May 2014
Artists Open House, The Grange, Brighton

May 2013 - Oct 2014
Resident - Chalk Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex

March 2013
Solo exhibition. The Grange, Rottingdean, Brighton

Exhibitions

Jun 2019
Free Painters and Sculptors Exhibition. The Muse Gallery, London

May 2019
Group Exhibition. Gallery Different, London

Dec 2018
London Ultra - FPS
The Barge House OXO Tower Wharf

Nov 2018
Group exhibition. Gallery Different, London

Nov 2018
Edinburgh Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Oct 2018
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Oct 2018
Cambridge Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Apr 2018
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair. Represented by Clifton Fine Art

Nov 2017
Edinburgh Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Nov 2017
Cambridge Art Fair. Represented by Clifton Fine Art

Oct 2017
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Sep 2017
Large scale commission for property in Tenerife via Project Art.

July 2017
Sevenoaks International Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

June 2017
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

June - Sept 2017
One Alfred Place members club via Store Street Gallery, London.

May 2017
Chelsea Affordable Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Aug 2016 - ongoing
Clifton Fine Art. Bristol.

Nov / Dec 2016
Kellie Miller Arts. Brighton. Showcase exhibition.

Nov 2016
Edinburgh Art Fair. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Oct 2016
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. Represented by Sheridan Russell Gallery

Aug 2016 - ongoing
Rare Skills Gallery, Forest Row.

Sept 2016
Brighton Art Fair

July - Oct 2016
East Sussex Open. The Towner, Eastbourne

June 2016
Tunbridge Wells International Art Fair. Invited Artist.

Feb - March 2016
“Hidden”. Nude Tin Can Gallery. St. Albans.

Dec 2015
Free Painters and Sculptors Open Exhibition at The Menier Gallery, London.

Oct - Nov. 2015
Excavations. Solo exhibition. The Grange Rottingdean, Brighton.

Oct 2015 - Jan 2016
SUSS6 - Groupe exhibition of contemporary art. Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Oct 2015
Art Now. Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London Southbank.

Oct 2015
Chalk Gallery, 10 year anniversary show, The Towner, Eastbourne.

Sept 2015
Brighton Art Fair - solo stand

July - Sept. 2015
East Sussex Open. The Towner, Eastbourne

July - Sept. 2015
La Conca Arts Club. Chite, Andalusia, Spain

Sept 2014
Brighton Art Fair. Chalk Gallery Stand

Sept 2014
Coastal Interventions. Joint show with Leila Godden. The Grange, Brighton

Dec - Jan 2014
The Laughing Dog, Brighton

May 2014
Artists Open House, The Grange, Brighton

May 2013 - Oct 2014
Resident - Chalk Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex

March 2013
Solo exhibition. The Grange, Rottingdean, Brighton