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I'll be at booth 1058! If you're going, come check out The ANT1-HER0 Project!
  • Listening to: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • Reading: Batman, Punk Rock Jesus, Akira, Joe The Barbarian
  • Watching: Sin City
  • Playing: in brain traffic
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  • Drinking: Sam Adams


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Travis J Gibbs
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
An artist, poet, and performer.

Travis Gibbs is a Hygienic Art Galleries Resident Artist, raised in New London, CT. He's entirely self-taught, and heavily inspired by comic book art, graffiti, and Japanese animation. He prefers to work in black and grey, and uses a variety of drafting tools, leads, and inks on illustration board.

*Not currently not taking any commission work, and will not design tattoos.

The Ant1-Her0 Project
Vol. 1 "Duality"

The Ant1-Her0 Project, loosely based on myself, is a character study I've created to explore my interest in society, spirituality, politics, and the human condition.

A philosopher in a time when philosophy is no longer practical or appreciated, Ant1-Her0 is a street artist and poet turned revolutionary. Our reluctant protagonist lives in a police state in the not-too-distant future. He's a deeply conflicted character, and many of the situations he faces take place internally, producing an abstract reality and setting. Ant1-Her0, though on the brink of his sanity, will stop at nothing to bring an end to corruption.

Our antagonist is also a character based on yours truly, 0rd1nary J0e. A product of American industry designed by a dominant corporation, and programmed to function as the ideal conformist. He's the police, your firefighters, your doctor, your politicians and school teachers. He's the everyday worker-bee who bags your groceries and serves you coffee. 0rd1nary J0e doesn't just blend in as a member of our elite society, he sets a whole new standard.

Is this an example of corporate America gone too far, or a society too far gone? What happens when an isolated free-thinker clashes with super-imposed standards of conformity? People will dehumanize their enemies and desensitize themselves as a coping mechanism against conflict. How far will these two go before reality becomes distorted, and the lines they've drawn begin to blur?

The Ant1-Her0 Project is comprised of Illustration, Graphic Art, Poetry, and Performance Art, drawing on stylistic reference to comic books, anime, street art, and spoken word to create a unique narrative derived from my personal philosophies and experiences. As I continue to grow as a person, the project will evolve with me.

I have an undying love of intricately detailed drawings, and there’s something about the challenge of chasing perfection with the unforgiving nature of pen and ink on paper I just can’t let go of… It’s a feeling I haven’t experienced with any other medium. Much like Ant1-Her0, I feel like my passion for an arguably “dead medium” puts me in a position where I’m forced to make a stand for what I believe in. In an industry where illustrators have turned to digital mediums for speed and efficiency, and in galleries where I’ve heard connoisseurs argue “If it’s not a large oil painting, it’s not Fine Art”, it would appear I have much to prove.

Copyright © 2013 Travis J Gibbs, The Ant1-Her0 Project

The Ant1-Her0 Project is in it's fetal stages, and will be comprised of illustration, graffiti, poetry, and performance art.

Travis can be found on Facebook as 'Anti-Hero Art'.

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RobertGill Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks for the 'Watch!
Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're work is awesome, thanks for sharing.
Ace-Continuado Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching! :D
Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work!
Apollyon888 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the watch, I really appreciate it!
Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No doubt!
mannieboy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional
Mugaroo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I saw your comment on the forum. Thought I'd do my bit and seek out some talent for recognition, and my friend your gallery is amazing, I'd love to know your technique, how do you create such realistic renditions of your faces. Good work
Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man! Forgive my late response, I was very busy with my first big gallery exhibition, and haven't been online much. I have a close friend who's a profossional photo journalist, and he shoots reference photos for me. It's kind of like a performance, I go with a lot of ideas and he shoots my poses to use for my projects.
Mugaroo Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really cool, it's useful having friends with skills. It's reassuring to know you use photo ref, as an artist I don't use enough so to see the benefits really push the point. And congrats on the exhibition, I imagine you did very well. Good luck in the future. :)
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