Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thomas Anfield at Polychrome Fine Arts

Thomas Anfield is a Visual Artist\Performance Artist based in Vancouver Canada.
In the early eighties he rose to national prominence as graffitti artist Pablo Fiasco before being awarded full scholarship to the New York Academy of Arts. He later worked as a muralist with the Arts in Action society touring Mexico twice and was also part of a five country tour of Africa that was documented in David Pettigrews film 'African Brushstrokes'.

He is cofounder of the performance company ˛Butoh-a-GO-GO with Kevin Bergsma.
Butoh-a-GO-GO has performed  at The Vancouver Art Gallery and twice In Moscow at the invitation of the Moscow Ballet. In 2008 they recieved a production residency from the Banff Centre and then premiered their newest work  at the Vancouver International Dance Festival in March. In addition to collaborative work with Butoh-A-GO-GO, some highlights of Thomas' performance credits include, Releasing the cd Chiaroscurious Blues with Lance Olson, 2008, Performing With Graham Clark and friends  at the Gong Unconvention at the Melkweg in Amsterdam 2006, leading the Post Cecil Taylor Garage Music Orchestra with performances at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and New Music Across America.

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