Lush Lip Sculpture in Pietrasanta

lush syringe art anthony moman
90 x 110 cm
Mixed Media

I am very happy to see this sculpture in Futura Gallery, Pietrasanta.
At first the iconic image of red lips seems titillating and a little trivial but look closer at the syringes used to create this sculpture and they may just provoke mixed reactions, discomfort, and a slightly awkward feeling that the needles are just a little bit inappropriate.
For some there are unwelcome thoughts about drug abuse and HIV from sharing needles. For others there is cosmetic surgery and botox and the desire to achieve the perfect look, for others there are fantasies of tattoos and others of childhood vaccinations, dentist injections, life saving treatment for diabetes, procreation via IVF and many more life saving medical treatments.
Look again at this work, it is loaded with hidden meanings.


Lips Sculpture Is A Work In Progress

I am transforming multiples of a single object, which on it’s own is loaded with symbolism, but in a group becomes an aesthetically pleasing object. This is called Lush and pays homage to plump, luscious lips whether natural or enhanced.

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Lush 90 x 110 cm Hypodermic syringes + acrylic marine wood in plexiglas
Lush 2018 Anthony Moman


Artists Giving Back

AOSP Syndrome charity show Anthony Moman
Andare Oltre Si Puo Art Exhibition helping Downs Syndrome children

I am proud to be part of the Andare Oltre Si Puo Art Exhibition, helping Downs Syndrome children and their families. The magnificent setting is the Palazzo Ducale, Lucca and the show is sponsored by the City of Lucca, Region of Tuscany, Comune of Capannori, Viareggio and Lucca Centre of Contemporary Art amongst others.  Everyone is united in raising awareness of the challenges these wonderful children, and their families face. The art exhibition lasts from December 16th – January 7th 2018

AOSP contemporary art exhibition Anthony Moman
Inauguration AOSP Contemporary Art Exhibition 
Love Is The Drug
Syringe on acrylic and marine board
42 x 42 cm
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Love Is The Drug Syringe Sculpture

Clarity Sculpture by Moman

Clarity 2017, Syringes and butterfly needles on wood 75 x 80 cm

Latest in the series where syringes are the means of artistic expression. The female form is rendered more beautiful and ethereal with the butterfly intravenous syringes but they also serve to remind us that their widespread use in medicine has saved millions of lives.

All Good Things Must Come To An End : Personal Structures Venice

Only one month to go before The Venice Art Biennale ends.


Anthony Moman was at the Personal Structures Show for The Venice Art Biennale 2017
Thank you for having me Venice 

Hurry along to The Personal Structures Group Show which will also be ending on November 26th.

To Be One and Divine Object
Personal Structures
Venice Biennale 2017

VENUES Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa
LOCATION Venice, Italy
HOST European Cultural Centre
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, except Tuesdays.


Well Hello There

I don’t think we’ve met.

When the last person leaves the gallery and closes the door, I wonder if these two would hit it off. She looks just like the kind of person he needs in his life.


Anthony Moman and Giovanni Maranghi’s work will be on permanent view in De Freo Gallery, Florence

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A Slightly Darker Mickey

mickey finn new syringe sculpture by anthony moman
Mickey Finn 2017
Syringe on marine wood
82 x 80 cm

I have not been entirely idle during the long, hot summer instead I have been sketching out images that would work as sculptures. I have finally realized my dream to create a sculpture of a childhood icon – Mickey Mouse, but using non traditional material. He is still cheeky and lovable, but the title and symbolism of the material hint at a slightly darker side.

Baring My Soul

Preparing for filming

Last week I was back in Venice at Palazzo Mora to meet a collector and film an interview on what makes Anthony Moman tick.
I had a stimulating and frank discussion with a group of extremely bright, future art professionals and was definitely out of my comfort zone.
There were some sharp and challenging questions about my technique and thought processes and at the end I felt drained but some somehow exhilarated at the same time.

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To Be One is inspired by the title of the exhibition (Personal Structures) Open Borders and was an affirmation that we are stronger together

Artists Anthony Moman and Hemi Bawa around the Venice Biennale

Lost in art at the Venice Biennale

I was delighted to welcome artist Hemi Bawa who flew in from India to see my sculptures in Personal Structures,hosted by the European Cultural Centre during the Venice Biennale.

Anthony Moman and Hemi Bawa in front of Dolk’s staple wall sculpture

We had a great time visiting the many exhibits in Palazzo Mora and discovered a recurring theme with my syringe sculptures, acupuncture needles and staples from Dolk. Curators take note.

Ethereal dress sculpture

Later on we visited Glasstress and saw some ethereal glass work and then we went on to the Arsenale.

At this stage I was probably suffering from art fatigue, if that is possible for an artist.

Impressed by the sheer scale of The Horse Problem

I enjoyed the Argentina Pavilion with The Horse Problem – surely one of the most reposted images from the Biennale.
I appreciated the symbolism of folk masks but the masks continued on and on and on and I was relieved to see something quite different in the striking imagery of Food for Thought by Maha Malluh from Saudi Arabia made from audio tapes in bread baking trays.

Loved the imagery of Food for Thought

The Italian pavilion left me feeling a sense of dread and not the Magic World I had hoped for. I left the Arsenale without going to the Giardini as I empathised with Lani Maestro’s neon words No Pain Like This Body.

No Pain Like This Body summed up how I felt

I had seen a lot of art and yes, call me biased but I still thought that the best exhibition in town during the Venice Biennale is Personal Structures.

In front of my sculptures

Personal Structures Group Exhibition is on until November 27th and is free entry, open every day except Tuesdays from 10 am – 6pm