- Published on Friday, 08 July 2011 20:33
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One word that I would use to describe an artist/designer such as Antonio or CANE if you will, is dedicated. There has never been a point or time in his life where he wasn’t actively doing what he does and I guess that’s why he so likes the phrase,
Antonio is one of those people that I guess you can say is a natural, art seems to have chosen him he didn't really choose it. Always loving to draw and eagerly ready to practice without feeling a sense of burden or duty. It wasn't until he was 16 years old before he truly began to see the potential of this expression. Starting with graffiti art, then cartooning/comic book characters and then more graffiti to painting on canvas, airbrush, graphic art and illustration. Seeing the potential for what it was, he enrolled in the Art Institute of Atlanta and then later on achieved an Associates degree in Graphic Design at Westwood College in Atlanta/Tucker, GA.
Antonio loves and appreciates the challenge of the creative process bragging that there is no type of visual art that he can’t do, just some that he has yet to try. Illustration, graphic design, acrylic paints, sketching and graffiti art as his core forms of expression. He continues to develop as an artist, not limiting himself to a particular style and tries not to fall into trends in the name of staying competitive in such a tough industry.
Some of Antonio’s creative influences are Frank Morrison, Pablo Picasso, Norman Rockwell, Frederick Remington, Boris Vallejo, Frank Miller, MEAR One, COPE 2, and DONDI to name a few.