Antonio Butts

Antonio mama-cultureArtist’s Statement
Some people ask me, ‘What is art?’ I tell them that for me, it is a personal expression on canvas that the artist shares with the wider society. It’s not static. Like culture, it changes form with the times.
Art is subjective and therefore infinite; it’s beyond verbal expression, and quietly speaks for itself. My art is my life. When I paint, I paint of myself. When I share, I share part of me, exposed to the world. I paint in a style that best express my "Caribbeanness"

Antonio was born in Georgetown, Guyana and is primarily a self-taught artist. As a young man he was afforded training with Stanley Greaves and Angol Thomson, both also well-known artists. Other influences include the works of Denis Williams, Aubrey Williams and Dudley Charles.

In Trinidad he continued his work in the graphic arts industry. Some of his select works are displayed throughout the nation in stores and supermarkets. Antonio has been working with Studio 66 Art Support Community since 1999, tutoring art students and exhibiting his works.  He has taken part in a number of nationwide exhibitions including Emancipation exhibitions at the Queen’s Park Savannah and the painting of a mural in the Panberri Steelband Yard. His work expresses images that reflect the multi-cultural society that encompasses the Caribbean. The themes are drawn from various aspects of the diversity of the Caribbean culture.    

Do see more of his works via this link Plenty Art.

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