Anthony Moman's Art Collection
Anthony Moman was born in London in 1966. After studying art and design at college, he worked in advertising, real estate and the financial markets.
Disciplined in both painting and sculpture, his style can vary but he almost always incorporates subtle but ironic, barbed social observations of contemporary society.
He conveys multi faceted messages through the use of unconventional, unloved, industrial materials and transforms them into alluring objects of desire.
“Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of it’s part and comes from the Greek word synergos, meaning cooperating or working together”. This concept is reflected in his syringe sculptures, where individual syringes metamorphosize into another form with minimal structural interference.
The syringes he uses in his sculptures provoke mixed reactions, discomfort, and a feeling that they are just a little bit inappropriate. Unwelcome thoughts about drug abuse and HIV from sharing needles are insinuated, while others may think of cosmetic surgery and the desire to achieve the ” perfect ” look. Others may fantasise of having elaborate tattoos and others of childhood vaccinations and visits to the dentist. Some may think about life saving treatment for diabetes, others may dream of procreation via IVF. Our survival can depend on one syringe and they deserve our respect and their place in the history of humanity.
As well as syringes, he uses diverse media such as barbed wire, broken glass and recycled tissue paper. He is stimulated by the challenge of transforming ordinary, often overlooked objects into coveted objects of desire.
Anthony’s work is held in the permanent collection of international museums as well as private and corporate collections. He is also the official artist for Tattoo Tequila.