Monday’s Curator 117
Conor Harrington (Ireland/UK)
Conor Harrington’s blend of the historical and hypermodern is unsurpassed. Currently based in London, the Irish former graffiti artist still paints outdoor murals worldwide to considerable acclaim, while enjoying a meteoric rise in his gallery career. Conor’s lauded large-scale paintings fuse realist figurative work inspired by old masters with abstractions taken from the graffiti scene that nurtured his talents. He is a central figure within a new breed of young artists tackling socio-political themes using fine art techniques in a context formerly reserved for street artists. His work combines contemporary and classical references to create an astonishingly resonant dialogue with the viewer (source: Lazarides) Our sincere thanks to devidsketchbook for being this Monday’s Curator on Artchipel.
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