Static to Art Interview

Anthony Freda’s art is a flower in the barrel of a shotgun but a bullet in the mouth of politics. He is fearless and fierce and years from now, when we look back on this moment in history, his art will be an accurate snapshot. A picture of what we should never forget lest history repeat itself. Anthony Freda’s work has been published in the New Yorker, Time Magazine, and Rolling Stone.

Ara: What was your earliest piece of work?

Anthony: When I was about five, I handed my dad a drawing I made while sitting in front of the tv ( like a good citizen) that appeared to be scribbles.It was actually a detailed rendering of the interference on our black and white television.

Ara: When did you realize that you were a political and societal artist?

Anthony: I was always attracted to imagery that contained social commentary. Nature and nurture made my immersion in the genre inevitable…