THERE MUST BE MORE LIFE THAN THIS,
There Must Be More to Life Than This is a project started in summer 2011, but the artist said its origins can be traced back to 2009 in a series of posters and album packages. Collage, photographs, and typography are the three main elements of his work.
Some chromatic collages are formed by cut-outs of the pages of a vintage magazine belonging to his life, other artworks by the photographs of people or advertisements. Portraits shot on colored backgrounds and used for magazine covers become abstract formal experiments hinting to what’s missing in the image: the loss of the person’s figure, carefully taken out of context, as that context folds in on itself. In other pieces, the absence of the parts is predominant, and what is left is only some lines and edges, holding together the geometrical traces of a profile.
In Anthony’s artworks, the absence is what forms the image, creating an enchanting aura of mystery and immortality.