Anthony White is an artist who delves deeply into the history of things. He makes connections with the past and relationships with the present that morph into his painting practice. The resulting paintings are powerful and beautifully layered, with the rich intent of an artist who thinks deeply about the human condition.
These works have been created over several years—predominantly in his Paris studio, as well as in residencies in Australia. It is interesting to note the variation of technique and paint viscosity used by the artist over this period, while staying true to his intention of creating works with a strong social conscience.
In this short video, Ralph Hobbs discusses Anthony White’s painting practice and thematic motivations—with footage of the artist creating his work.