Contemporary Conceptual Artist.
Contemporary Artist Anthony Moman was born in London in 1966. After studying art & design at universiry, he then went to work in such diverse fields such as Advertising, and the Real Estate industries. Anthony also worked in the financial markets.
Disciplined in both painting and sculpture, Anthony’s style can vary but he almost always incorporates subtle but ironic, barbed social observations of contemporary society in his work.
He conveys multi faceted messages through his usage of the unconventional, unloved, industrial materials and then he transforms these items into fascinating 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 Anthony’s unique creation of syringe sculptures, where individual syringes morph into another form with minimal structural interference.
The syringes he uses in his sculptures can provoke mixed reactions, discomfort, and a feeling that they might be a wee 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 that ”perfect” look. Others may fantasize of having elaborate tattoos and others of childhood vaccinations and those painful visits to the Dentist. Some may think about life saving treatment for diabetes, while others may dream of procreation via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) . Our survival on this planet can depend on one syringe and they deserve our respect and their place in the history of humanity.
As well as syringes, Anthony also uses diverse media such as broken glass, barbed wire and recycled tissue paper. Anthony is also 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 USA