George Antoni

As an artist, George Antoni is primarily self-taught. Although he studied art at West Ham College of Further Education after leaving school, he also had an interest in drama. A three year course at E15 Acting School leads to a thirty year career in film, TV and theatre. He briefly practiced black and white photography, but it was only when he left London and moved to Brighton that he took up painting again, initially inspired by the expansive skies and dramatic seascapes. Although the work is ever changing, the influence of coastal life is still evident in his current works. With his paintings Antoni taps into his unconscious. He starts with only a loose intention, allowing the piece to evolve through numerous generations. He wants the 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 work. The greater the number of interpretations the better. What interests him 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. He is fascinated by the way we find beauty in deterioration, especially in an epoch of the new, disposable and replaceable. When finished the pieces are wax polished, not only for protection but to add a further dimension. The works are highly tactile. People are drawn to touch them. They invite examination from inches away as the tiny imperfect variations are as significant as the overall composition. 

Untitled 531.
Untitled 531.

Mixed Media on Board 75x97cm £2,400

Landsape 600.
Landsape 600.

Mixed Media on Board 110x110cm £2,800

Untitled 517.
Untitled 517.

Mixed Media on Board 70x122cm £2,800

Untitled 523.
Untitled 523.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

Strip
Strip

Mixed Media on Board 40x40cm £900

Excavations 525.
Excavations 525.

Mixed Media on Board 60x102 £2,400

Sin Nombre.
Sin Nombre.

Mixed Media on Board 40 x 40 cm £900

Garage.
Garage.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2200

Excavations 527.
Excavations 527.

Mixed Media on Board £2600

Enteka
Enteka

Mixed Media on Board 100x100 £2,500

Untitled 521.
Untitled 521.

Mixed Media on Board 97x75cm £2,600

Untitled 525. 97 x 75
Untitled 525. 97 x 75

Mixed Media on Board 97x75cm £2,500

Untitled 527.
Untitled 527.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

Untitled 528.
Untitled 528.

Mixed Media on Board 122x81cm £2,600

Untitled 525.
Untitled 525.
Untitled 520
Untitled 520

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

Vier Ringer.
Vier Ringer.

Mixed Media on Board 60x60cm £1,500

Lido.
Lido.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

Haman.
Haman.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

Container.
Container.

Mixed Media on Board 60x60cm £1,500

Rudder 511.
Rudder 511.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

Rudder 512.
Rudder 512.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

Rudder 513
Rudder 513

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

Rudder 514.
Rudder 514.

Mixed Media on Board 60x60cm £1,500

Hive 515
Hive 515

Mixed Media on Board 60x60cm £1,500

SINK INTO BLUE 218 x 118cm (inc border & frame)
SINK INTO BLUE 218 x 118cm (inc border & frame)

Digitally adjusted print from original painting 118x218cm Edition of 10 £3,000

ONCE AZURE
ONCE AZURE

Mixed Media on Board 100x100cm £2,800

Excavation 422
Excavation 422

Mixed Media on Board £2,400

Excavation 431
Excavation 431

Mixed Media on Board 100x100cm £2,800

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