Self-Taught Art

Tony Garan

Tony Garan's art is a metaphor for our fractured world. He would like viewers to believe that the work is just a way of keeping busy, that the hard edges and vivid colors are decorative works. It may even be that he believed this himself. He created while cloistered in his room of his mother's home. He had no ax to grind, no influence to peddle. No agenda. But gnawing at the extreme and witty designs is a clamor that suggests Garan's works are manifestations of his own troubled psyche.