3 Sep - 15 Oct
The journey of an artist is not always a case of a straight line from A to B! Artist Anton Christian studied both fine art and graphic design back in the mid to late 1970s before securing various positions in advertising, culminating in the post of senior visualiser for a multinational advertising agency.
Following a sudden redundancy in 1990 Anton was 'just another out of work graphic designer' and as a result had quite a bit of time on his hands. His daughter's ballet teacher requested assistance in designing stage props for a production of 'The Nutcracker'.
This original commission was for a doll's house but the artist knew that inspiration comes from many sources and thus his attention turned to the architecture in both the Mediterranean and metropolitan style to create his highly detailed miniatures.
Following a feature about Anton's works in Homes & Gardens, Anton worked on sets for Thomas the Tank Engine, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and the merchant ivory production The Golden Bowl.
His work is a true labour of love.
His created facades are constructed from the humblest of materials, often found or recycled odds and ends but the resultant work is astonishing in its detail, delightful in its intricacy and testament to the precision and eye for details from a maker who still taps into his initial training in fine art and graphics.