Anthony Romolo Falbo
PO box 935
Silver Springs, FL 34489
Born: 1953 (Flint Michigan)
Profession(s): Painter, Muralist, Sculptor
Known for: Figural, Abstract, Non-Objective
Style(s): Cubist, Abstract, Expressionist
Medium(s): Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, pastel, mixed medium, Ink, Giclee limited Editions
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Anthony Falbo, born May 17, 1953 in Flint Michigan, started expressing himself with art at a very young age. Fascinated with several master painters such as Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and Picasso, Falbo studied and learned from there works of art.
For many years Anthony was blessed making his living by painting portraits. In 1995 he took his family to Florida where he continued to paint portraits and started his first series of work called "The Light And Dark ".
The Light And Dark Series was five years in the making. It was a spiritual way to look at the light and dark or good and evil things in our world. Most of the original paintings in this series were very large created in a surrealism Style. As God has used symbolism in his language of expression, so symbolism is used throughout the series connecting many of the paintings together.
In the year 2000 the "Cubestraction Series was born. Working in the cubestraction style gave Falbo even more freedom to express himself. Cubestraction meaning flat,but sometimes not, realistic but abstract cubist but cartoonist. Falbo's goal with each painting within this series is to create a colorful work of art with a simple composition that portrays different events in life with a variety of subjects such as inspirational, music, sports, animals and people. This style gives Falbo a chance to take things to the extreme. The Cubestraction series to date is by far the most popular series of work.
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Posted by bkinn
For Those of you who do not already know, Anthony Falbo is a Christian. This is not to say that he is a religious man. Religion, after all, is a cultural system. More precisely, "religion", is an interaction of cultural elements that create and utilize symbols to link humanity to a set of values. In short, Religion, which is "man-made" (the term "man" denoting a culture or society), is not the same thing as faith and does not refer to a person's spiritual beliefs. Neither is the term religion synonomous with piety. Religion refers to public manifestations, and there often seems to be a disconnect between public displays of religious affectation and the virtue of persons engaged in such. To be clear, because someone is religious does not mean they are pious, good, or Christian. So I suppose many might ask the question; what are the beliefs of Anthony Falbo? Is he religious? Is he virtuous? Since, as an artist, it seems clear that he is saying something strongly profound, what is it that he is saying to us? Is he telling us of his beliefs? Is he telling us what he does not believe, or is he doing his best to unravel the pointed questions posed by mankind over the ages? Does he know something that we do not know? Where in the universe does he get these ideas that he portrays so elegantly?
Back to the questions we asked at the beginning of this review, what are Anthony's beliefs, and what kind of man is he? As a friend, I can attest that Anthony is a good man. Like all men, he is not perfect, and he has made mistakes in his lifetime. The difference, for this artist, is that he knows that he is forgiven for his transgressions because he has accepted the universal fact that Jesus Christ died for our sins. Is Anthony Falbo Pious? I know what he would say. He would tell you "no", but point to the sky and say, "but because of Christ, I am forgiven". The fact that no man is truly virtuous outside of Christ when he became the son of man, is a belief that Anthony carries into his work. This simple yet profound truth is the foundation from where this artist gets his inspiration. Succinctly, Anthony gets his messages that he brings to the world of art, through God. This may sound a bit far fetched to some patrons of the art world, but when you look at the work of the artist, and speak to him about his inspiration, you come away knowing that he is a well grounded and simple man with a complex and amazing talent that he admits is given to him every day by his Lord and Savior. There is no piety here, neither is there any hocus pocus. Anthony emphatically states that he does not get his ideas from dreams, astrology, ouigi boards, absinthe, or psychosis. He is inspired by God, directly and indirectly from God, and God works through him. Any one with any doubts has only to look at his talent.