Australian born artist Anthony Lister is showing at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York City from March 19 through to April 19.
A lot of my favorite artists are painters that never really give up using the pencil (line). Painterly paintings are good but so are paintings that look like drawings. I guess I like painterly drawings or linear paintings. I like painterly paintings and linear drawings too
Anthony Lister – Terms of Engagement, 2010
Mixed media on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5 inches
Anthony Lister – BET, 2010
mixed media on paper, 6.5 x 9.5 inches
Anthony Lister Super Girl 1, 2010
Mixed media on canvas, 14 x 11 inches
From the Lyons Wier Gallery blog..
“Known in the Low Brow movement for his intriguing, playful hybrid of street art, expressionism, and cubism all manifested in non-traditional media such as spray paint; Lister’s new body of work shows the tongue-in-cheek frivolity of his earlier pieces developing (or decaying) into a more mature and disturbing direction. The deformities and un-done aesthetic resolve of Lister’s work provides viewers with a concretization of contemporary societies’ psyche – or, as the artist himself states, “making the obvious more, well, obvious”.”