... Rocking Around The Squiggly Lines
By building these tableaux assemblages of objects with the only intention that they become photographs, Antonio's pictures seem to ask the question "to what extent there is a need for the image?". Does the subject-object exist beyond the surface? Is his work playing with the idea of what a 'picture' actually is in relationship to the object?
Inspired by notions of being confronted by a world of abundance and choices, 'frictions' between materials and objects that operate on different levels is a constant through his practice. His narratives tackle and celebrate the absurd. In his work, absurdity gets a density that below the surface holds a profound realm of being.