Lister’s work suggest influences from a number of genres, including street art, expressionism, and pop art. It often deals with subject matter from popular culture, reflecting the less glamorous aspects. He occasionally draws from television and such themes as the “misguided role models” that result. He has said that “Australians are raised by Americans on TV” and also that “TV is the contemporary mode of meditation”. Lister’s own children have had a profound impact on the way he creates art; he has been inspired by “watching what [his] own children are watching on tv” and “what they’re bombarded with”. He has often stated that he is not trying to make a statement with his work but to reflect the world around him.
He often has re-occuring themes in his art but probably most famous for his Monkey (Chi-Chi)& Superhero paintings.
"Everything on Anthony Listers work is so unique, he is definitely one of the most defining artists of our time. And Anthony himself is almost as interesting as his art."