26 years old from Moore, Oklahoma. Self taught artist, illustrator, graphic artist and father.
Tony Thunder is one of the region's artistic gems. His outright abolishment of traditional themes, styles and mediums act as a refreshing punch in the face the art world needs — especially in the Midwest. While many people hone in on one medium and media, Tony exploits all types of influences and uses any and every tool he can get his hands on. From spray painted backgrounds overlaid with crisp black line work to vector illustrations with finessed typography, Tony doesn't sequester himself into one genre. Tony's ability to accomplish commercial graphic design and fine art shows his ability to adapt to the chosen platform, making him a Swiss Army knife type of artist. Among the many abilities Tony possesses, one stands out from the rest, which are his chosen themes. Inspired by skate culture, internet memes, counterculture, humor, darkness, apocalyptic scenarios and just about everything you never thought of, Tony's work hits you in the face with polished themes that leave you questioning, "How did he even think of that?" His work is refreshing, always new, always polished and masterfully hand-crafted. Hang your expectations at the door when entering his exhibitions because predictions are futile.
words by Kris Kanaly
Artist, Creative Director of StapleGun advertising agency