1988 · United Kingdom
Anthony Banks is a painter whose work lies between the abstract and figurative language. His style is characterised by brushstrokes made consciously raw and informal, with a simplicity reminiscent of naïve painting as much as more expressionist styles.
Looking at the 20th century British painters and often drawing inspiration from the landscape around him, Banks has defined a new language to engage with this traditional genre by the use of innovative colour palettes as well as unusual geometric formal devices.
Layers of paint invite the viewer to explore and uncover the shards of images buried within the surface of the canvas as ‘frames within frames’ elements suggest that we are looking at a painting within a painting.
Anthony Banks studied at the University of Brighton (BA Hons) and completed his MA in Painting at The Royal College of Art, London, in 2016. During his MA he was student prize winner of The Marmite Prize for Painting and has recently been awarded a residency at Bon Volks Art Studio in Margate, UK. Recent selected exhibitions were held at: Kris Day, London (2017); Mernier Gallery, London (2017); and The Dyson Gallery, London (2016).