Antonia Houben is a Sydney based artist, she attended the National Art School in Darlinghurst from 2015 to 2017 immediately after finishing high school. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Her paintings were displayed at the buzzing Graduation Show in December of 2017. This exhibition takes place every year for the third year students finishing their course to show to the public all the work they have produced throughout their final year at NAS. In 2018 she was also a dedicated volunteer at the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Today, Houben is focusing on creating art works for herself and her clientele.
A word from the artist -
Hi there! I am a contemporary artist with a passion that is constantly driving and challenging me to make artworks that I love and can share with my audience. I grew up on the northern beaches of Sydney and it is through my art that I attempt to recycle the picturesque moments and highlights of everyday life. I use photography as a starting point, capturing candid moments - from the simple to the sublime. In todays fast paced world, simple moments of everyday life are often missed too easily as society is clouded by consumerism. Taking a lighthearted approach to my practice, I am often reminding myself of how much of a hopeless romantic I am with a touch of nostalgia of course. The majority of my paintings are very vibrant bursting with colour, I often joke I am the opposite of being colourblind because of this. It is through my art works and my duty as an artist to shed light on these moments and memories that everybody can relate to in some way or another.