A Study of Icarus

About Antony Micallef

Rooting his expressionistic paintings in social commentary and self-examination, Antony Micallef is a traditional artist whose bright color sometimes belies the troubling nature of his imagery. Figures and faces emerge from Micallef’s veils of loose, abstract brushstrokes, recalling the figurative work of Francis Bacon, Brad Holland, and Ralph Steadman. Micallef derives his visual language from the Old Masters, graffiti, fashion magazines, corporate iconography, and Japanese cartoons. "The trouble with pop imagery is that it doesn't really go deeper than the surface," he says. "You have to drag it down and challenge it to make it interesting, marry contrasting emotions and motifs. The union of two opposites make an intriguing and strange chemistry."

British, b. 1975

Solo Shows on Artsy

Raw Intent: ANTONY MICALLEF solo exhibition, Pearl Lam Galleries, Central Hong Kong
Antony Micallef: Self, Lazarides, London

Group Shows on Artsy

Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump , Joshua Liner Gallery, New York