Antonio Caballero is a Toronto-based mixed media visual artist. He has been creative for as long as he can remember, frequently winning art competitions throughout school. He has spent the last 15 years working in two areas related to his passion and skills, miniature and life-size model making for television and exhibitions, and interior renovations and carpentry. He has studied special effects both in Chile and in Canada. Since 2013 Antonio has dedicated his creative energies as a full-time visual artist. He has developed an ability to appreciate how the refined aspects of woodwork, whimsical colours and miniature models can capture snapshots of life. This has inspired his approach and strengthened his fascination with multi-media to capture elements of his artistic vision.
Over the last three years I have been creating a body of work that captures the dynamic energy of large urban centers, with an emphasis on condominium life and transportation systems. My artistic inspiration has come through experiences in my life and work, together with a fascination for how people adapt and thrive in the small crowded spaces carved out for them in urban life. Why ducks? Symbolically ducks are calm and strong
on the surface, while working frantically underneath. This is how I perceive humans within urban life, creating order for themselves even while they are surrounded by disorder.
2016 ARTIST PROJECT, Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto.
2016 VAM 38th ANNUAL JURIED SHOW OF FINE ARTS, Art Gallery of Mississauga.
2015 TORONTO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.
2015 ARTIST PROJECT, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto.
2015 VAM 37th ANNUAL JURIED SHOW OF FINE ARTS, Art Gallery of Mississauga.
2015 MARKHAM ARTS COUNCIL: Featured Visual Artist for February 2015.
2014 ART YARD GALLERY: Group Show, June-July, 2014.
2014 ARTIST PROJECT, Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto.