Anthony Lister

Heard some more intelligent criticisms of Lister but didn’t really buy into it. The accusation itself deemed Lister’s work as lacking intellectual depth. Basically that Lister is an actor promoting surfaces but not in those exact words. What the criticism misses is that Lister is a storyteller. It is as though you have opened a comic book and focused on a particular character in mid flight. That itself is the powerful component of Lister’s art practice. It is simply a glimpse at a narrative in the middle of the story. Everyone wants to know the ending but it keeps going along and Lister keeps giving you glimpses. Some of his best street art is a narrative and that is no small feat.

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