Graffiti filled streets, dynamic super heroes, and the intuitive expressionism of master draftsman and painters fuel Tony Philippou’s inspiration. His career started in freelance illustration which then transitioned into fine arts. Combining urban themes with classical forms of art and design are two of the central components to his visual narrative. His work can be seen on a variety of surfaces including metal, wood, paper, clothing and canvas.
His slick city roots and imaginative upbringing is attributed to the lovely borough of the Bronx. Home of the Yankees, Hip-Hop, Bronx Zoo and the beautiful Botanical Gardens, these timeless and historical institutions have embedded their visual presence in the landscapes and motifs present in his paintings.
Pratt Institute Brooklyn NY, 2001
B.F.A Communications Design