Tony Kay is a digital artist living in Oakland. He grew up in a rural area of the Santa Cruz Mountains where he became enamored with nature’s forms, textures, and compositions. Tony’s artistic sensibility was nurtured by his parents’ modern art collection and frequent visits to modern art museums. He eventually went to UC Berkeley where he earned a BS in Landscape Architecture. This training developed his sense of design and allowed him to study photography. He continued his education at Art Center in Pasadena. Since then he has worked as a designer and photographer. However, he has always had a parallel track that focused on fine art. Up until fairly recently, Tony has only sporadically shown his art work. He is now trying to share his unique vision with those who share his aesthetic. Tony’s work uses digital manipulation of photographs. He plays upon the Modernist idea of simultaneity which explores an accelerating world by showing multiple views of the subject in one image.
His primary influences have been the painters Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Miro and Diebenkorn. The work of photographers, Minor White and Brett Weston, have also inspired him. The unusual quality of Tony’s work has recently been recognized in a juried Oakland Art Association show, where one of his pieces earned first prize. He currently has a solo show at Café Venue on 5th Street in San Francisco. His prints can be ordered in any size. More of his work can be seen on his website.