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Discovered thanks to the writer Nancy Huston, he is one of the youngest artists represented by the gallery. With his cursive writing, Anton Hirschfeld meshes lists of names, playlists or guests in processional columns, to form the unexpected frame of his works. As if the pastel, acrylic and ink that cover them were ordered according to secret links. First presented to the public in 2017 at the gallery, he is the subject of a documentary which is expected to be released in 2021.

Anton Hirschfeld - © christian berst — art brut
Date 1992 —
Country France

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.

Artworks
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untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2018
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled (New-York) - © christian berst — art brut
untitled (New-York), 2013
25.59 x 19.69 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2017
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled (Eric Satie’s beats) - © christian berst — art brut
untitled (Eric Satie’s beats), 2013
25.59 x 19.69 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2017
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled (landscape) - © christian berst — art brut
untitled (landscape), 2014
25.59 x 19.69 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2018
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled (New York) - © christian berst — art brut
untitled (New York), 2014
25.59 x 19.69 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2018
19.69 x 25.59 in
Catalog
Anton Hirschfeld soul weaving
Catalogue published to mark the exhibition *Anton Hirschfeld : soul weaving*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2018. - © christian berst — art brut

Preface : Nancy Huston
Forewords : Christian Berst.
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Anton Hirschfeld : soul weaving, from October 13th to January 12th, 2019.

Exhibitions
in abstracto #2
at the gallery. From March 5 to June 6, 2020.
anton hirschfeld
soul weaving, at the gallery. From December 1, 2018 to January 12, 2019.
do the write thing 2
read between the lines, at the gallery. From April 26 to June 2, 2018.
heterotopias
architectural dwellings, at the gallery. From December 9, 2017 to January 20, 2018.
exhibition view of *anton hirschfeld : soul weaving*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2019. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *anton hirschfeld : soul weaving*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2019. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *in abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Press review
anton hirschfeld
La Rédaction, Wall Street International Magazine. December 13, 2018.
graphomanies brutes
Claire Margat, Art Press. December 7, 2018.
hétérotopies : architectures habitées
Bénédicte Philippe, Télérama Sortir. January 8, 2018.
Collections
Antoine Frérot collection
France
Emmanuelle and Guy Delcourt collection
France
Anton Hirschfeld

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