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

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Landsape 600.
Landsape 600.

Mixed Media on Board 110x110cm £2,800

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Untitled 517.
Untitled 517.

Mixed Media on Board 70x122cm £2,800

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Untitled 523.
Untitled 523.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

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Strip
Strip

Mixed Media on Board 40x40cm £900

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Excavations 525.
Excavations 525.

Mixed Media on Board 60x102 £2,400

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Sin Nombre.
Sin Nombre.

Mixed Media on Board 40 x 40 cm £900

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Garage.
Garage.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2200

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Excavations 527.
Excavations 527.

Mixed Media on Board £2600

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Enteka
Enteka

Mixed Media on Board 100x100 £2,500

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Untitled 521.
Untitled 521.

Mixed Media on Board 97x75cm £2,600

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

Mixed Media on Board 97x75cm £2,500

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Untitled 527.
Untitled 527.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

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Untitled 528.
Untitled 528.

Mixed Media on Board 122x81cm £2,600

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Untitled 525.
Untitled 525.
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Untitled 520
Untitled 520

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

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Vier Ringer.
Vier Ringer.

Mixed Media on Board 60x60cm £1,500

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Lido.
Lido.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

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Haman.
Haman.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

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Container.
Container.

Mixed Media on Board 60x60cm £1,500

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Rudder 511.
Rudder 511.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

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Rudder 512.
Rudder 512.

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

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Rudder 513
Rudder 513

Mixed Media on Board 81x81cm £2,400

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Rudder 514.
Rudder 514.

Mixed Media on Board 60x60cm £1,500

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Hive 515
Hive 515

Mixed Media on Board 60x60cm £1,500

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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

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ONCE AZURE
ONCE AZURE

Mixed Media on Board 100x100cm £2,800

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Excavation 422
Excavation 422

Mixed Media on Board £2,400

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Excavation 431
Excavation 431

Mixed Media on Board 100x100cm £2,800

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