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ANTHONY PONTIUS

Born 1972 Indiana

M.F.A. Painting, University of Kansas 2004

B.F.A. Painting and Printmaking, The Herron School of Art 2000

Anthony is the 2005-2007 Studio Program Visiting Artist at the Des Moines Art Center

He has taught extensively at the Des Moines Art Center, the University of Kansas, the Lawrence Arts Center and the Herron School of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited at many galleries, universities and venues nationwide.

This work examines the importance of the human connection to history. By using past and present techniques of painting and written histories, I invent my own nostalgic experiences and narratives. I examine imagery, stories and concepts from both the past and present and place them in a shared setting. The established conflicts and connections found in this union enable an image that is flexible for many audiences. I implore traditional and contemporary practices of painting and mix these approaches to form new arrangements. I may use classical clarity to represent and to define a specific part of a story, and at the same time use the ambiguity of abstraction to complete the formation of the work. From this, a new myth develops. It is a story that is familiar yet it has not been cultivated by anyone. The combination of specific imagery and less comprehensive moments creates an accommodating proclamation that allows the viewer to share the anxiety and beauty of human involvement with its identity. This approach allows me to represent our alignment with the annals of history. This display of beauty and complexity of the unknown provides a foundation to what we consider the past and present. As with history, these paintings are not clear or concise. They are fluctuating consequences wielded from contribution.


ADDITIONAL WORKS ON MOBERG EDITIONS

Contact us for pricing and availability on works shown below

   

"Hotter Than Hell"

18" x 24"

 

"Soothsayer Greatest Game"

36" x 32"

"A Very Successful Hunt"

24" x 24"

 

"Pandagram Sam"

36" x 32"

"Dough-Eyed Killa"

36" x 32"

 

"Stuffed and Sacked"

12" x 16"

"The Fog Has Lifted"

12" x 16"

 

"The Golden Fawn Part III"
16" x 20"

"April Fool's"

16" x 20"

 

"Shooting Wren

16" x 20"

"S.O.L"

18" x 24"

 

"Sunday Drive"

18" x 24"

   

"The Ill-Fated March of Plough Jogger"

30" x 36"

 

"Champions of Passed Time"

24" x 24"

   

"Brambling Brood Bumbling in

the Meadow of Our Matron"

24" x 32"

"Stuffed and Sacked"

12" x 16"

 

   

"The Providers"

12" x 12"

 

"The Original Replica"
13" x 16"

 

 

"Bubble Gum Cowards"

24" x 24"

 

"The Crippled Crown"

16" x 20"

 

 

"Mission Accomplished"

9" diameter

Oil and graphite on paper

 

"Rejoice"

9" diameter

Oil and graphite on paper

 

"Bunker Dude"

9" diameter

Oil and graphite on paper

"Stumped"

9" diameter

Oil and graphite on paper

 

 

 

"Study for Stuffed and Stable"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 14" x 11"

 

"Study for End in Flight"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 9" x 11"

 

 

"Study for Dough-Eyed Killa"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 14" x 11"

 

"Study for Hotter Than Hell"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 9" x 11"

 

 

 

"Study for SOL"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 14" x 11"

 

"Study for Soothsayers Greatest Game"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 14" x 11"

 

   

"Study for A Very Successful Hunt (Mission Accomplished)"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 9" x 11"

 

"Study for April Fools"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 9" x 11"

   

"Study for The Crippled Crown (Shop Till You Drop)"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 9" x 11"

 

"Study for The Fog Has Lifted"

2.5" diameter Graphite on paper, framed at 14" x 11"

   

"Study for The Golden Fawn Part III "

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 9" x 11"

 

"Study for Sunday Drive"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 9" x 11"

   

"Study for Witches Sabbath"

2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper, framed at 9" x 11"


"Stuffed and Stable"
2.5" diameter

Graphite on paper

 

   

Whiskey Tits

5" x 7"

Graphite on paper

SOL

5" x 7"

Graphite on paper

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