“If Van Gogh and Andy Warhol hung out I imagine they would not have got along very well. The fact that a collaboration between these two painters being beyond unlikely was such an exciting concept, it inspired me in this attempt to render the impossible.” Anthony Lister
Anthony Lister is a contemporary Australian-born painter and installation artist, best known for his merging of “high” and “low” cultural imagery in his work. He is looked to as one of the best painters in street art anywhere in the world. Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, he studied at the Queensland College of Art.
Lister helped pioneer the street art movement in his home city as a teenager and is considered Australia’s premier street artist. His scrawling, figurative style employs charcoal, acrylic, spray paint, and oil. “The first rule of painting is to take everyone else out of the equation,” he has said. “I am the viewer, so I don’t underestimate my viewers. They see everything and I just have to assume that they are me. I can’t paint for anyone else.”
His exhibitions include those held at the New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles, Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, Allouche Gallery in New York, Black Art Projects in Melbourne, Underdogs Gallery in Lisbon and Lazarides Gallery in London. Lister’s works are included in the collections of Urban Nation Museum Berlin, National Gallery of Australia, David Roberts Collection, TVS Partnership, Brand & Slater Architects, BHP Collection, Art Bank Australia, Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush, Pink and has collaborated with celebrity Singer/Songwriter Nick Cave among numerous international publications and contemporaries.