He is a graduate in Youth Psychology and Community work. Anthony started drawing classes (the basics for modelling and ceramics) at the Valletta School of Art. There he was a taught by a great artist Esprit Barthet continuing his ambitions in sculpture and modelling, he started classes at the Polytechnic Art School in Msida, under the tutorship of two very important artists at the time, Samuel Bugeja and Salvu Apap. Here he was taught discipline in handling clay and casting.
Gianni Bonnici, the artist of the Independence National Monument in Floriana, introduced Anthony to ceramics in the late seventies at St Joseph Technical Institute, Paola.
Anthony Lucian Gauchi began participating in collective exhibitions and later a solo Art exhibition at the Archeological Museum of Valletta. This was opened by both Esprit Barthet and Antoine Camilleri and introduced by Fr. Marius Zerafa.
In mid-nineties, The Honourable Mr Evarist Bartolo, Minister of Education and Culture, opened his first solo sculpture exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in South Streets, in Valletta. This was the first sculpture exhibition but not his first in paintings, as he had been doing series of exhibitions since 1988.
Since then nearly every year or so, Anthony participated in exhibitions in any parts of Malta, Como, London, Rome and Helsinki.
Anthony’s ideas regarding this exhibition in October called “Brain Storm” at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina.
Anthony love to works in both painting and sculpture. In painting, most of his works are pure interpretations of life around him. However, in sculpture, he is influenced by history, philosophy, mythology, Gothic legends, biographies, rock music and current affairs. He is an avid reader in all these realms.
A number of his works are almost classical whiles other surreal. Statement which the artist wants to establish, or even illusions and dreams are expressed in his sculptures. A few of his works are in abstracts too.
Anthony believes that interpretations of all these intellectual musings can be expressed in sculptures or paintings in a variety of mediums. He leaves it to the viewer to connect in his own way with his works.
As Picasso used to say, “Everything you can imagine is real”.