Australian artist Anthony White is an abstract painter in the truest sense – his works draws immediately from his response to the landscape and urban environment, but are highly refined experiments of one man’s obsession with the process of applying paint to canvas.
He is influenced by references from the New York School of the 1950's The Merzbau project of the artist Kurt Schwitters and the abstract movement including Mondrian's De Stijl and the combines of Robert Rauschenberg. His work is characterised by an awareness of surface and a preoccupation with the engagement of physicality and the found object.
His majestic, contemplative and powerful works, which reveal tantalising hints of landscape and dazzle with thoughtful hues and tones, are truly compelling. For any lover of paint, and indeed any lover of a knowing and bold brush stroke, White’s pieces will not only satisfy, they will leave their audience wanting more.
Born in Sydney, Australia 1976, White has been living and working in Paris, France. Since 2009.
White completed his visual arts studies at the National Art School, Sydney. With the help of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, White furthered his education by participating in the Drawing Marathon Programme at The New York Studio School.
Anthony White has produced a number of solo exhibitions, the most notable being Paris Paintings (2010), Scratching The Surface (2011) both at Iain Dawson Gallery Sydney and this current show Informal Relations at The Cat St Gallery, Hong Kong (2013).
Anthony White was the recipient of The Marten Bequest 2007,The Elioth Gruner Prize for Landscape Painting Art Gallery of NSW 2005 and The Great Southland Art Prize 2003. He has also been the recipient of many artist in residence programmes throughout the world. The Vermont Studio Centre (2008),The Leipzig International Art Programme Scholarship (2010),Leipzig Germany, La Cite Internationale Des Arts, during 2009 and 2010.
White has been a finalist in many art prizes in Australia including The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship, 2006 and The Churchie Emerging Art Prize 2005, and 2007,Hills Grammar Art Prize 2005,The Willoughby Art Prize 2006 Art on the Rocks 2005, The Paddington Art Prize 2005 as well as the Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize 2002. Of which he received commendations in The Churchie Emerging Art Award and The Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize.
White has participated in curated group exhibitions in Sydney, London, Hong Kong, New York and Brisbane with The Iain Dawson Gallery, The Tim Olsen Gallery, The COMODAA Gallery, The Cat St Gallery and Edwina Corlette Gallery respectively. White was a part of a group exhibition focusing on current emerging Australian painters at The Mary Place Gallery Four Young Australian Painters curated by Julius Bokor (2005).
During late 2011 White received a commission to produce new work for the filmmakers Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin for their residence in Sydney, and New York.
The Gallery will be closed Februrary 9 to 13 for the Chinese New Year