Brooklyn-based Australian artist Anthony Lister marries the empathy and abjection of 20th Century figuration with the irreverence of street art. His paintings, drawings, sculptures and happenings pull from his experiences growing up in Australia and participating in the repetition as a father of two. Superheroes, skateboarding, graffiti, Australian gangster celebrities, television, jail birds, tattoos, the internet, pop and advertising resurface in his art practice. Regarded as a trendsetter with an international following, he has had solo exhibitions across Australia, United States, Europe and UK.
This week's 'On the Streets' tries to capture the fine balance between painted fantasy and reality that appears on the city walls. Leading off this short but sweet review is Phlegm with his newest massive piece in Perth. Part of FORM project 'Art in the City', the mural is a stunning example of creativity at large.
Other notable walls come from JAZ and Pixel Pancho for FORM, Jade in Lima, Borondo and RONE in London and Seth Globepainter and Kislow in Kiev.