Anthony Alberti, aka Mr. OneTeas is a self-taught artist. He lives and works in Monaco. Mr. OneTeas develops his artistic learning through travels, meetings and exchanges, leaving his mark in the streets of major international cities.
Over the years, Mr. OneTeas has become a true ambassador for recycling, giving another life to obsolete consumer materials and objects. The importance of the medium is paramount. “We are nothing without history”. These objects and materials are part of our development, then go out of fashion and fall into oblivion. Mr. OneTeas stand against an ever-proliferating overconsumption. He transforms and transfigures objects to get its messages across.
Devoured by the desire to create, Mr. OneTeas draws his inspiration from media, politics and his cultural environment. Diverting images and news in the service of his Art, he offers us his critical vision of society tinged with humor and originality. In in a nut shell, Anthony is a multi-faceted self-taught artist, He is above all a humanist artist.
“Today, people only come to life when they are on Internet. We are all actors and victims of this system. I am just making a statement. It is as if I was a kind of bailiff of conscience, except that I am not here to seize but to give “. Diktat of social networks, instrumentalization of religions, rejection of the human condition, contempt for the environment, reign of junk food, outrageous lobbying, generalized selfishness …
No need for a decoder to dive into the world of Anthony Alberti. His work is a mirror of our daily life, the allegory of a society of the image where appearance erases being, where the individual isolates himself, the community withers, runs out of steam and suffocates under the arrogance of all-powerful decision-makers so greedy for power that their innocence is only a distant memory of the past.
Mr OneTeas shakes up this world on standby, in sleep and in apnea, behind the modern horizon: the blue screen. This cluster of pixels that keeps us in suspense while waiting for a post, a like, a comment. In short, a virtual socialization shoot. Illusionary happiness.
Extract from the museum exhibition “Reality Show 2.0” at the Galerie Lympia (former prison, at the port of Nice, France) – by Thomas Michel.
What is your source of inspiration?
The world. Everyday I get inspired by nature, people, society.
What's the most incredible gift you have ever received?
Our little baby boy, born on the 1st of May. It’s difficult to wrap even for Impression Originale 😉
Do you work at night or during the day?
Relentlessly. When you like what you do, it’s not work anymore, it’s a gift.
Who is the artist you crave for?
I always loved the new realists such as: ARMAN, CESAR, KLEIN, Villeglé, …
Your favorite museum, your favorite drink?
The Maeght Foundation at St Paul de Vence, in south of France. Always such a please to wander in a place where art, architecture and nature are one.
WATER, good water.
If I say « paper » what is the first that comes to your mind?
First, I’ll think to a song from REGINE called « les petits papiers ». Then redtape will come to mind, and I’ll close the drawer at this thought.
Finally, I’ll think about this medium that i like dearly.
Mention a quote you feel is creatively inspiring
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
« Dare to be You, Dare to be Different ».
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
Psychologist for children or a cook.
Topics and causes that matter to you?
The protection of the environment, the children’s rights protection, fight against aids, the right of women around the world and Freedom which slowly fades.
Mr. OneTeas aka Anthony ALBERTI
Museum exhibition – 2019
Inside/Out Monaco – 2016
Exhibit – 2013