Friendly Fire

Antony Micallef (born 1975 in Swindon) is an English contemporary artist and painter.Antony Micallef appeared on the British art scene in 2000, winning second prize in the BP Portrait Award competition. Since then, his mix of political imagery fused with contemporary expressionism has won him worldwide acclaim.Recent exhibitions include group shows at the Royal Academy and the Tate Britain.His paintings examine the contemporary relationship with consumerism and branding among other themes. His work concerns itself with what he sees as the ‘frivolities’ of pop culture in a process that’s been dubbed ‘critical pop’.

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