Anton Pulvirenti

Anton Pulvirenti is a man of many talents – drawing, painting, 3D illusions, murals, live art, cartoons, visual minutes and conducting workshops are just a few of his skills in addition to being a Doctor of Philosophy (Sydney University).

Anton’s talent won him the title of ‘Champion Pavement Artist’ at Chalk Urban Art Festival in Sydney in 2007 & ‘Highly Commended’ in 2010. In 2012 he travelled to Italy to represent Australia at the 40thanniversary of world’s original and most prestigious street painting festival Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari, a documentary about this journey ‘CHALK: An Australian Perspective’ screened on SBS 1 in 2014.

Anton has produced artworks for a variety of festivals, corporate and private events in Australia. He has been feature artist at the Qatar Marine Festival in Doha, has worked with Snoop Dogg and has been featured in a windows segment on ABC TV’s ‘Play School’.  In addition to being a practising artist, producing public art and private commissions Anton has taught perspective and landscape drawing at the University of New South Wales.

His first love is drawing and the work he produces is astounding. Anton makes art looks easy and audiences across the country are enjoying his amazing 3D chalk artworks, live art performances and visual minutes.

Anton Pulvirenti is a draughtsman and painter based in Sydney and the Central Coast. He produces drawings, paintings, murals, and graphic novels. Anton is also a pavement artist and has produced numerous 2d and 3d public works both in Australia and overseas. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy at Sydney University in 2014. Anton graduated from the Australian National University in 2001 and attended the Julian Ashton Art School in the mid 1990s. From 1991-7 Anton drew exclusively from the life model.

Anton places drawing firmly at the centre of his practice and has held over a dozen solo exhibitions.

Anton’s series ‘Goomiland’ (2009-18) explores in visual terms the internment of his paternal grandfather as an enemy alien in World War Two. The series explores themes of family, memory and migration. Many large charcoal drawings and paintings have been produced which combine family photographs with anthropomorphism. The heavily erased and sanded works reimagine his family history from the perspective of The Other. The graphic novel ‘Goomiland’ re-pictorialises his family history, inspired by titles such as Maus by Art Spiegelman and the work of Symbolist artists such as Max Klinger (1857-1920).

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Some of his works

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