All I've ever done is make art. I like to sell my paintings down at Southbank, and I'm looking for more opportunities to sell my work. I'm very prolific and during lockdown I've made a lot of work.
Art stops me from going crazy. Painting relaxes me and helps me not to think.
Title: Black Lives Matter, 2020
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 100 x 100 cm
Black Lives Matter is a painting in acrylic on canvas by artist Anthony Clibborn. It depicts a patterned psychedelic creation that consumes the square canvas. A ring of eight black hand prints defines the work each with a large eye painted in its palm. These eyes are all filled with different iridescent colours, but each has a deep black pupil at its centre that seems to stare calmly out to us behind the ring of eyes. A yellow green circle seems to act as the threshold to a tunnel to another dimension that's filled with multi-coloured orbs and fractalized blue and purple structures. These orbs seem to spill out from the hole between the hands and into our world linked together by black filaments so they resemble molecular structures. Anthony says of his work: “All I've ever done is make art. I like to sell my paintings down at Southbank and I'm looking for more opportunities to sell my work. I'm very prolific. And during lockdown I've met a lot of work. Art stops me from going crazy painting relaxes me and helps me not to think.”