Anthony Rondinone is an emerging American painter born and raised in the Bronx, New York. With no formal training, he primarily focuses on stylistic portraits and figurative works which are the culmination of memories from growing up in a poor immigrant community and his take on humanity and current events. Mainly conveying emotions from deja vu like melancholy to inner disgust, each piece has its own personality.
Anthony is interested in self-reflection and connecting to emotions. Whether he's attempting to show the beauty in sadness or revealing the ugly side of humanity, he wants people to find themselves in his work and spark a personal confrontation.
Each of Anthony's paintings is a snapshot of exactly how he feels in a moment; a page in a journal where he pours emotion and watches it take shape. This is his way of documenting life.
Anthony mainly works on figures and portraits because these are supposed to be people you know even if you can't recognize them. The hope is that you can find yourself in his pieces. Anthony tends to work with emotions that we should be coming face to face with like sadness, anger, or the uglier sides of ourselves.