Each week, HIYA Gallery looks back on the history of art and more precisely on the history of street art and its associated movements. We try to highlight the pioneers of this movement who have become legends, the mythical works that have left their mark in the history of street art, as well as important cultural events concerning the development of street art and graffiti, such as books rare or cult, exhibitions making reference in the history of the movement, films and other events.
We believe that in order to understand and feel the art of our time, we must constantly learn where it came from and what its roots are. That is why, alongside the representation and promotion of artists, we want to share with you knowledge about the history of street art.
Anthony Lister (1979) is one of Australia's most influential contemporary artists, considered one of the pioneers of the country's street art scene.
Lister has received critical acclaim for his remarkable pop-surrealist graffiti, paintings and installations that embody a fusion of highbrow and lowbrow culture. His figurative, scribbled style uses charcoal, acrylic, spray paint, and oil.
Inspired by its surroundings, Lister's work is a parody of modern society. His influences are very diverse and include graffiti, stencils, installations, comic book images, cartoons and his childhood memories.
Among his most notable accomplishments, Lister helped create and develop the stencil and street art movement in Brisbane.