Anthony Contini – Mixed Media & Photography

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How would you describe your art?

I would say my photography is largely compiled of images that produce a sense of beauty and calmness. In such a fast paced society I have learned to take things slow and process my surroundings and wait for the correct lighting, pose, object, or etc. to present itself to me.

My paintings/mixed media portrays deeper thoughts and emotions in my everyday life. A large portion of my mixed media work is composed of sci-fi and pulp fiction magazines used in a gesso relief process and worked back into with acrylics, charcoal, or just about anything I can find to fit my emotions at the time.

Name some artists that inspire you and why.

Edvard Munch has been a particular inspiration to my works with his astounding and vibrant emotion depicted in his work. The Scream has always been one of my favorite pieces of art, which lead me to look into more of his work. After learning more about Munch I give a love for expressionism.

Another artist to inspire me is nature photographer Jim Clark. I had the pleasure of going on a workshop in college with Jim were I learned a lot of valuable tips. The best advice he ever gave me was “Just wait” and today I still hear those words in my head when I go out shooting.

What are you favorite materials/mediums to work with?

I have been drawn to the allure of instant photography and its magic. I would have to say by far this is my favorite medium. Instant film helps create a nostalgic undertone that naturally cannot be captured using digital media.

What inspires you to create?

Having the ability to create something that has never been made before is an
inspiration of itself but my family, friends and encounters in life are the main source of
my inspiration.

Contact Information

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Anthony Contini photo of Zoar Lake

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