Anton Hirschfeld was born in Paris on June 22, 1992.
He began painting when he was sixteen, thanks to the sensitivity and skill of an art teacher in a center for teenagers with special needs. Up until that point, no one had suspected this talent, despite a family history of artists, and parents who were very committed to his education from early childhood.
Fascinated by reflections of all kinds, his first paintings were inspired by train windows, which he could spend hours watching in the railway stations of Paris. Although most of his painting tends towards abstraction, he is capable of capturing a likeness in a portrait, including his own, and he often draws inspiration from photos of cities, particularly New York. As a rule he works listening to music and the impact of melodies and rhythms is unmistakable.
Frequently he paints triptychs, using many transparent layers, and making inventive use of acrylic, pastel and ink. He appears to have an innate sense of colour harmony and composition, often adding an unexpected accent or contrast. Increasingly, Anton begins work by making handwritten lists, mostly of people who will attend social events that matter so much to him, which he then covers over, leaving a trace, an inner life to his paintings.
do the write thing 2: read between the line, christian berst art brut gallery, from april 26th to june 2nd.
heterotopias : architectural dwellings, curator : matali crasset, christian berst art brut gallery, from december 2nd, 2017 to january 20th, 2018.
"graphomanies brutes", claire margat, art press 2, n°49, august, september, october 2018, pp.52-56.
exhibition catalogue, do the write thing 2: read between the lines, christian berst ed., paris, 2018.
exhibition catalogue, heterotopias : architectural dwellings, christian berst art brut ed., paris, 2017.
mariana loupan, anton's journey, le cercle du square ed., paris, 2013.
catalogue published to mark the exhibition
anton hirschfeld : soul weaving
december 1st, 2018 to january 12, 2019
forewords: christian berst
preface : nancy huston
300 pages quadri, 8.2 x 8.2 inches, bilingual french / english
Price : 30 €
ISBN : 979-10-90463-54-7