Anthony Springford is a Sydney-based artist with a broad practice that includes painting, drawing, printmaking, writing, curating and teaching. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in the 1990s and has exhibited regularly at various respected commercial galleries since 2001, including solo or dual-artist shows at Taylor Galleries, Peter Pinson Gallery and Artsite Gallery. He is represented in public collections including the University of New South Wales and Trinity Grammar School.
Anthony’s practice is shaped by his fascination with the history of visual culture, and of intimate, domestic and bodily life. He is drawn to the texture and viscosity of old images or déclassé luxuries from the recycling bin of taste, and his paintings are a bit like an uncool form of ‘remix culture’; sampling and rehashing techniques, ideas and styles that culture-at-large has chosen to forget. His work is intended to be gently funny, but should also reward long attention because he engages us in subtle games with the rhetoric of Realist and Baroque painting, Modernism and the grotesque.
Seeing his work it should come as no surprise that Anthony also has a PhD in Art History focusing on Baroque still life, aesthetics and social history, teaches Art History and Design Theory at the University of New South Wales, and works for Sydney Living Museums producing and delivering public programs on social history and design.
Black Parrot Editions is in negotiation with other artists we are looking forward to showing you. We will be launching new collections with them over the coming year.