Anthony Sims

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Anthony Sims (October 11, 1998) often stylized as Asimsart, is an American contemporary artist from Southaven, Mississippi. Throughout his life, Anthony found himself obsessed with creation and dreamed of becoming a famous inventor. Growing up Anthony was heavily influenced by artists, inventors, and Hip-Hop.

Anthony began his professional art career in early 2018 as he made his way into street shows put on by local organizers in Memphis, Tennessee. At the beginning of 2019, Sims landed his first magazine publication in the Pinch Journal from the University of Memphis and a gallery show at Jack Robinson's Gallery.

In May of 2019, Anthony gained a degree and certification in Electrical Engineering. During the summer of 2019 Anthony Sims met with Diana Vachier in New York City. After leaving New York in July, Anthony Sims moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas where he became a Robotics Engineer. The following October, Diana would induct Anthony Sims into the American Pop Art collective created by herself and Steve Kaufman.

From November 2019 throughout the year of 2020, Anthony worked with the LA Producer NugLife on projects with features from well known Hip-Hop artists; Yung Simmie and Issa Gold. In March of 2020, Kate Cherry the executive director of the Meridian Museum of Art accepted Anthony's artwork into the Meridian Museum of Art's permanent collection making Anthony one of the youngest artists to ever be accepted into a museum's permanent collection. Sims met with Kate Cherry in June of 2020, to donate the works to the museum.

In January of 2021, Anthony Sims left Steve Kaufman's American Pop Art collective to build his own collective named the "Thesis Art Collective" and Anthony also partnered with SuperRare on the tokenization and selling of unique digital artworks for cryptocurrency. On January 13, 2021, producer NugLife's song "Good Pack" with rappers Yung Simmie and Cashy Kesh Dolla was released featuring cover artwork by Anthony Sims. 

Artist Statement       

My life's understanding thus far is a mixture of the Taoist/Daoist philosophy and Fredrick Nietzsche's psychology. I like to believe life is a great balance. Existence happens and flows. I do not believe I am in control of anything other than my mindset on whatever path I have been steered onto. I never really know how to explain this concept because I do not live a complacent life however, I do let the universe or "God," if you will, guide me. This is how I create art. I make sure the colors are balanced but the painting itself comes from a sort of flow state that I am not really in control of. Everything just flows or happens and I react only to balance what is within my control. I stop when I feel like I am forcing the flow and I know when the painting is done when I don't want to mess it up.