Antony Micallef was born in Swindon, England in 1975 and graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Plymouth. He was notably taught by the austere landscape painter John Virtue, who was taught by the postwar painter Frank Auerbach.Read More
Described as a modern Expressionist and widely recognised as one of the finest painters in contemporary art today, Micallef roots his work in social commentary and self-examination. His latest series, Self, consists of introspective self-portraits that also explore the artist’s relationship with paint. Through mark-making and applying layer upon layer of paint on the canvas, Micallef engages in self-analytical dialogue. This series is a departure from Micallef’s past works, which embraced a colourful critical pop language and depicted scenes of hedonistic excess mixed with spiritual iconography.
His major solo exhibitions include Self (2015), Lazarides Rathbone, London, UK; Impure Idols (2007), Lazarides, Hollywood, California, USA; Antony Micallef (2006), Eyestorm, Milan, Italy; and a show at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria (2005).
Micallef also has work in collections all over the world and has exhibited in group shows in institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery (2000), Royal Academy (2008), Tate Britain (2010), and the ICA London (2012). He took second prize in the BP Portrait Award competition in 2000.
We visited Antony Micallef at his studio in London's Nothing Hill a few weeks ago, interrupting his work schedule that was fully in the swing. It has been a few months since he finished work for his Raw Intent solo show with Pearl Lam in Hong Kong, and after a much needed break, he was more than ready to start creating again.Read More Related Press Art Stage Jakarta to present the best of Indonesian contemporary art 5 August 2016, The Jakarta Post
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British artist Antony Micallef likes mess. That’s his style. He hurls paint at a canvas then manipulates and folds it, allowing it to create its own emotion and expression. The results are impressive and Hong Kong art lovers can see it up close at “Raw Intent”, a new series of paintings on show at Central’s Pearl Lam...Read More
Known for his visually charged figure paintings, Micallef has enjoyed international success since he placed second in the BP Portrait Award 2000, hosted at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Other key exhibitions include at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria; the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland; The Royal...View More