About Antonio J. Ainscough
Antonio J. Ainscough is a Chicago-area painter known for new-age, psychedelic oil paintings that are populated with colorful, cartoony and lusciously-painted figures. Many of his works explore his own biographical, and sometimes fictional, experiences or express the chaotic duality of good vs. evil that is within us all. Citing R. Crumb and Lisa Yuskavage as influences, his paintings are strongly narrative and follow the travails of his pictorial stand-ins, all of whom overflow with relatable emotions and display exaggerated, sometimes grotesque, proportions. Ainscough is a recent graduate of the Fine Arts Department at Eastern Illinois University and resides in the suburbs of Chicago..