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Antonio’s vibrant abstract expressionist works come from the creative mind of a truly liberated artist who works on the principle that “imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, imagination is endless.”

He grew up listening to music and drumming in bands, always knowing that music would be a huge part of this future. He has enjoyed a successful career as a music producer, working with many of the biggest names in the industry from Pink to Kanye West. His love affair with art also began early on in life and these two influences have combined in artwork of great visual power and emotional impact.

Antonio describes his work as abstract expressionism, as he expresses his mood and emotions through the very act of applying the paint to the canvas in response to pieces of music; his influences and inspirations range from classic rock to modern day rap. A recent collection was an emotional project painted to the music of the late David Bowie.

Antonio’s work has been shown at galleries all over the world, most recently at the Catania in Arte Sicily and Miami Art Spectrum USA, and, a triumph, at the Louvre in Paris. His work was also featured in the first ever art exhibition in the stunning, newly renovated Gustave Eiffel Room at the Eiffel Tower. His status in the USA has long been established but since his UK debut he has been named Best New Artist 2014 by the Fine Art Trade Guild and has won the Effetto Arte Award 2014 and, most recently, the Leone Dei Dogi Award 2015 by the Venice Biennale.

Antonio’s vibrant abstract expressionist works come from the creative mind of a truly liberated artist who works on the principle that “imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, imagination is endless.”

He grew up listening to music and drumming in bands, always knowing that music would be a huge part of this future. He has enjoyed a successful career as a music producer, working with many of the biggest names in the industry from Pink to Kanye West. His love affair with art also began early on in life and these two influences have combined in artwork of great visual power and emotional impact.

Antonio describes his work as abstract expressionism, as he expresses his mood and emotions through the very act of applying the paint to the canvas in response to pieces of music; his influences and inspirations range from classic rock to modern day rap. A recent collection was an emotional project painted to the music of the late David Bowie.

Antonio’s work has been shown at galleries all over the world, most recently at the Catania in Arte Sicily and Miami Art Spectrum USA, and, a triumph, at the Louvre in Paris. His work was also featured in the first ever art exhibition in the stunning, newly renovated Gustave Eiffel Room at the Eiffel Tower. His status in the USA has long been established but since his UK debut he has been named Best New Artist 2014 by the Fine Art Trade Guild and has won the Effetto Arte Award 2014 and, most recently, the Leone Dei Dogi Award 2015 by the Venice Biennale.