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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, in march 2023, it was the subject of a documentary entitled “Le Voyage d’Anton” directed by Mariana Loupan with Schuch production.

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.

Please contact us to inquire about the available works.
untitled, 2017
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2019
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled, 2016
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled, 2015
11.42 x 16.54 in
untitled, 2015
8.27 x 11.42 in
untitled, 2017
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled, 2018
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled (New York - héliport entouré d’eau), 2014
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled (New York) - © christian berst — art brut
untitled (New York), 2014
25.59 x 19.69 in
untitled (the yard), 2016
19.69 x 25.59 in
untitled (little Perrier bottles), 2017
19.69 x 25.59 in
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
Foreword : Christian Berst
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Anton Hirschfeld : soul weaving, from October 13th, 2018 to January 12th, 2019.

in abstracto
#3, main gallery. From February 9 to March 19, 2023.
drawing now
#15, Carreau du Temple, Paris. From May 19 to 22, 2022.
débordement #1: the pathfinders
by anaël pigeat & yvannoé krüger, the bridge + main gallery. From November 25, 2021 to January 16, 2022.
face to face
curated by gaël charbau, the bridge. From October 22, 2020 to January 24, 2021.
in abstracto #2
at the gallery. From March 5 to June 6, 2020.
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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.
architectural dwellings, at the gallery. From December 9, 2017 to January 20, 2018.
exhibition view of *in abstracto #3*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2023 - © christian berst — art brut
view of the christian berst art brut gallery booth A8, drawing now art fair, le carreau du temple, Paris, 2022 - © christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *débordement #1 : les révélateurs* curated by Anaël Pigeat and Yvannoé Krüger, the bridge + christian berst art brut, Paris, 2021 - © 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
Du handicap à la reconnaissance d’artiste
L’écho Républicain. November 17, 2023.
L’émouvant “Voyage d’Anton” à l’affiche du Saint-Louis
Philippe Etchegoyen, Sud Ouest (web). June 27, 2023.
Saint-Palais : l’émouvant « Voyage d’Anton » à l’affiche du Saint-Louis
Philippe Etchegoyen, Sud Ouest (web). June 26, 2023.
L’incroyable parcours d’anton, prochainement au cinéma
Louise Comets, Chocolatine. June 23, 2023.
Le Voyage d’Anton
Mathilde Blottière, Télérama. March 28, 2023.
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les révélateurs
Damien Aubel, Transfuge. January 1, 2022.
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.
Antoine Frérot collection
Emmanuelle and Guy Delcourt collection
trailer - débordement #1 : les révélateurs / the pathfinders
video - the exhibition presented by the curators
le voyage d’anton
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