In tandem with the Affordable Art Fair next week from March 22-26, a selection of paintings from multidisciplinary artist Tony Pharo will be featured during New York City ArtWalk on 18th Street in Chelsea, NY.
Completely self-taught, Pharo pulls inspiration from his adolescent experiences, as, according to him, “they are what shapes us,” and creates the thoughts, routines, and perspectives that we carry through today. He also aims to challenge thinking, perspective, ethnicity-based thinking, stereotypes, and racism, to make viewers pause, to challenge how things are presented or how people perceive things should be presented. This can be seen across his works, where you may find the word “ear” written on the canvas where the actual ear should be, or instead of a neat brain and colored in backdrop behind it, he leaves it wide open and fills it in with pastels and oil sticks. You never know what challenges his works will present.
Pharo’s work will also be on display around the city through August 31, 2023.
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