My works are a hybrid of narrative and abstraction. I employ concepts from anthropology, philosophy and mass media theories that could be very dry, this is why I make it accessible and direct. I use average characters and objects in common places, like the subway or the street, and focus on daily scenes that are usually overlooked. My work explores how technologies affect everyday life. The city is the perfect environment to investigate how these relationships work and evolve. The various routines of daily life allow me to find patterns of conduct that change depending on the technological demands.
Aesthetically speaking, my pieces are synthetic, clean and compact. I care about every single detail and pay special attention to the composition, color and lines, and to how all these visual elements interact rhythmically.
Anton Cabaleiro is a New York- based visual artist. He was born in Spain in1977.
He received his undergraduate Fine Arts Degree from the University of Vigo, Spain (2002), his MFA in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City (2008), and his PhD in Art, Design and Technology at the Complutense University in Madrid.
Past exhibitions include: Times Square, Armory Show, Gabarron Foundation, New York, MAD. Museum of Art and Design, New York, Dumbo. Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn, MARCO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, Spain; the CAAC (Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art), Sevilla, Spain; ARCO International Fair of Contemporary Art, Madrid; The Cervantes Institute, Beijing, China and Lisbon, Portugal; Marisa Marimon Gallery, Ourense; Marlborough Gallery, Madrid; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Loop International Fair of Video, Barcelona; and the Visual Arts Gallery, New York.