Colorful & Thought-Provoking Art on Display
The works of illustrator and designer Anthony Foronda have a temporary home in the Archipley Cultural Center. This retrospective show, AWAKE: the art & design of Anthony Foronda, brings together pieces from over 25 years of work. The exhibit officially opened with an introduction from the artist on October 16th and will be on display at Eagle Hill School through December.
Anthony Foronda is an internationally recognized, award-winning illustrator and designer based in Putnam, CT. His work has graced the pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Red Herring financial magazine, the St. Petersburg Times, National Public Radio, Government Executive Magazine, and he was a regular contributor to the Miami Herald’s weekly Tropic magazine with a weekly illustration for a column called “True Lies”. He has been chosen multiple times for the juried collections American Illustration and Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West and has had works selected for Luerzer’s International Archive’s “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide” Biennial competition.
Anthony’s work stands out with color and texture and is conceptually thought-provoking. In his own words, “My work can be categorized by two styles. One, which I have been known for, I call Primitíf. It is recognizable by ‘primitive’ uses of the figure. These forms can be seen in Oceanic and African Art. In the Philippines, the country of my heritage, they can be seen as Animist figures protecting rice fields and natural objects. I use playful imagery with texture and saturated color to illustrate concepts that show diversity, social and political themes, and narrative depictions. Realismé is a style that I’ve spent the last few years developing to talk specifically about political, cultural, and social issues in a historical context.”
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