Antonio is an artist designer maker based in Skerries, North Co Dublin. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya to Portuguese-Goan parents who immigrated to England in the mid 1970’s.
Raised in a suburban market town in North London, Antonio obtained a BA Hons degree in Furniture and related Product Design from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in 1995.
Antonio creates both collage and assemblage pieces through repurposing found objects that fulfil his need to manipulate materials and bring new life to components that are often hidden from sight or deemed useless.
Recently Antonio has produced a couple of series of art: “Gasket Heads”, abstract portraits expressions of his multiple cultural identities, and “Calm”, derived from biomorphic shapes and forms. Other works of his are influenced by the universal language of Geometry and Celtic knot art.
As a qualified educator, he has extensive experience in facilitating learning in Art, Design and Technology faculties in Post Primary and FE institutions in Ireland, the UK and Tanzania.
Antonio is a founding member of Art Nomads, and is currently artist in residence at Ardgillan Castle Studios, North Co Dublin.