Anthony Van Lam

Anthony Van Lam

Artist’s Statement

“ESPY” - A Solo Exhibition -1 - 29 August 2017

"catch sight and to observe!"

This is Anthony’s second exhibition, he wants to create all things that he sees as beautiful and meaningful in his works and share his message “ ESPY!”. A message making time to enjoy what is around you! It's only meaningful if you Observe !
What's in front of you may not be around ! Life is short! We need to protect and preserve.
​All things depend on each other to flourish

Give Respect! No regrets! Espy!

Biography

The stylistic, expressive paintings of Australian artist Anthony Van Lam are as tranquil and magical as they are profound. Working in mix media on canvas or on paper, he paints from a range of subject matter to explore how lines, colours, organic shapes, flowers, animals and surface patterns intersect in unique ways to create form. With a background in fashion design, the artist has an excellent sense of composition and is able to place objects expertly in the picture plane, finding new meanings in familiar subject by isolating them and manipulating forms in terms of scale, color, and shadow.
Known for his bold and colourful designs in fashion, Anthony's paintings reveal his true passion for flowers that are immediately
eye-catching. His current works capture exotic water lilies in a perfume lake. Elegantly depicted, they offer tranquility, calmness and allow you to leave your stresses behind when you look at one of his artworks.

Perhaps the hallmark of Anthony Van Lam’s work is his remarkable use of color and the way he is able to manipulate light and shadow to bring his work to an entirely new level.

Indeed, there is an ethereal component to his work, a sense of the surreal. In the end, these engaging paintings encourage us to find the magical in the everyday.

Influences

From a blank canvas, I create backgrounds with mixed media and then let the conversation between the canvas and myself deepen.
I visualize the artwork, and then by manipulating light and shadow, I bring my work to an entirely new level.

“Primarily a colorist, my love of colour
and light informs atmosphere in my work.”

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions- ESPY
August 2017 (upcoming)
ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

Group Show March 2017
“Eclectic”
ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

August 2016
Solo Exhibition
“Observing Serendipity"
ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

2016 March
“Celebrate Diversity"
Group Show & Art Competition
ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

2015 September
“Art Medium"
Group Show
ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

Group Exhibitions

2015 March
"Colour Spectrum"
Group Show
ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

2014 November
"in the beginning"
Group Show
ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

May 2013
7th Pyrmont Art Prize

May 2012
6th Pyrmont Art Prize

2011 July
Mosman Art Prize

Showing 1–10 of 79 artworks

  • Anthony Van Lam

    A birds life !

    Watercolour on Arches Paper

    53.0 × 43.0 cm

    $275.00

  • Anthony Van Lam

    A Change is going to come

    Watercolour on Arches Paper

    53.0 × 43.0 cm

    Sold

  • Anthony Van Lam

    A DoodlingvFamily

    Watercolour on paper

    70.0 × 50.0 cm

    $275.00

  • Anthony Van Lam

    B.S.R

    Watercolour on Arches Paper

    27.5 × 22.5 cm

    $181.50

  • Sale!

    Anthony Van Lam

    Ballerina # 1

    Mix Media

    150.0 × 600.0 cm

    $825.00 $550.00

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    Anthony Van Lam

    Ballerina # 2

    Mixed Media

    150.0 × 70.0 cm

    $825.00 $550.00

  • Anthony Van Lam

    Becoming a Merman

    Watercolour on Arches Paper

    36.0 × 28.0 cm

    $220.00

  • Anthony Van Lam

    Bedlam of Flowers

    Watercolour on paper

    70.0 × 50.0 cm

    $275.00

  • Anthony Van Lam

    Bird of Paradise

    Watercolour

    42.0 × 32.0 cm

    $132.00

  • Anthony Van Lam

    Bullfighter’s Song

    Watercolours on Arches paper

    53.0 × 53.0 cm

    Sold