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JM | Jan 25, 2023

Tony Armstrong invites you to be ‘Lost in Gaze’

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Linstead, St Catherine is booming with creative talent and among these wonders is the self-taught visual artist, Tony Armstrong. 

Specialising in photography and painting, Armstrong is inviting art lovers to his first solo art exhibition, dubbed ‘Lost in Gaze’.

The two-day exhibition takes place on January 27 and January 28 at the Real Studio, Shop 31, 72 King’s Street in Linstead.

Artist Tony Armstrong.

Known by most as ‘Strong’, the artist has made a name for himself in Linstead through not only his photography but paintings and murals in studios and stores throughout the town.

Determined to show his craft to an extended audience, he plans to create a never-before-seen atmosphere and art experience not only to highlight himself and the other creatives in the area but also to introduce the demographic to his vision of how large art can be. On the final day of the exhibition there will be performances from the poet Tajera Mathie and musical artiste Cres.

Armstrong is a self-taught visual artist who specialises in, but isn’t limited to, painting and photography. Life, art, music, and God are his named influences.

His aptitude for art and creativity surfaced at a young age as he started out drawing. However, as his talent and artistic eye developed, he began painting around the time he was attending Dinthill Technical High School. By continuing to practise and picking up the skill of photography, his portfolio grew, leading to his creations today.

‘Lost in Gaze’ will be held at The Real Studio in Linstead as the artist intends to invite people into his creative space and the everyday environment that inspires him. The theme, ‘Lost in Gaze’, was chosen because of the other world or dimension one can experience when tuned into any art, particularly visual art.

In partnership with a local creative community, the ‘Kings Street Collection’, whose goal is to promote and give a platform to local creatives, both parties plan on allowing art lovers and brands to experience firsthand the space created.

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