About the Artist

Artist Statement

Tony Crosbie was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1956. Crosbie, a self-taught artist, was brought up in the inner city in a working class family. Crosbie’s work deals with modern society, and is confrontational, expressive, passionate and extremely personal. His life informs his work. Crosbie uses a multi-media palette, which includes, painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, video, writing, and anything else he can get his hands on to express himself creatively.
His first solo show in 1996 in Dublin, called New Beginning, was an autobiographical journey which dealt with the extremities of addiction and recovery. Crosbie uses his art to reveal the vulnerability and sometimes disturbing journey through his own life.
His work, often described as confrontational and provocative, questions the definition of what art is.

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