Antony Gustard was born in the North of England in 1984 and currently lives and works in Mexico City. He earned a BA in Graphic Design & Illustration from De Monfort University, Leicester, UK. His Graphic Design & Illustration training deeply influenced his painting practice, as he uses similar techniques and styles to portray emotion and messages. Having lived in London, Antony grew a fondness for the fine arts and when he moved to Mexico, he had the freedom and time to experiment with his abrstract expressionism style.
My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Often using photography and collage, my work explores the varying relationships between society and fine art. My artwork generally focuses on corruption in our political systems and societies. I tend to use a variety of materials for my projects ranging from acrylics to photos and everything inbetween.
Each project often consists of multiple works, often with a similar style and feel, grouped around specific themes and meanings. After the completion of a project I often step back from my work and find ways that I could improve it or advance my style for the next project. In doing so it helps to push my work and ideas forward and keeps them interesting.