Antony Gustard was born in and raised in the north of England in 1984 and now currently resides in Mexico City. After completing his bachelors of arts degree in Graphic Design, in 2006, from De Montfort University, Leicester, he moved to London where his fondness for the arts grew and it was here where he started to develop his style and experiment with his graphic/illustrative imagery. After moving to Mexico in his mid 20’s, Antony, was able to work more on his art and develop his style even further.
Through mixed media, his art explores abstract expressionism, using social issues that confront all of us. His work often incorporates photographical elements using collage and/or hand drawn imagery. Through this combination of techniques he is able to express his views with a slightly comedic approach. Eyes and abstract patterns are often presented in his artistic universe as a way to convey messages, feelings and emotions on a particular subject.
His work maps a fast paced and over-active mind searching for the personal and universal meaning and in turn reflects both positive and negative concerns about 21st century society and the wider human condition.
Antony has exhibited internationally including art galleries and auctions in Mexico, USA, Singapore and England. His work has featured in several online articles and international publications.
I try to visualise and express my feelings through a use of mixed media and collage. I often use some type of photographical element to express and connect with the human element of my art. The juxtaposition with hand drawn elements and patterns helps me offer a better visual language and I feel portrays the story I want to tell. Using a mixture of medium such as crayon, paint and pencil gives the work fluidity and an organic feel. The subject matter usually depends on how I am feeling in the moment and what I want to say. There is no set regime and I can be inspired by anything from music to social or political matters.