Conor Harrington

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Painter

    About the artist

    A former graffiti artist, Conor Harrington hails from Cork in the Republic of Ireland. He still paints outdoor murals worldwide to considerable acclaim, including on the Belfast ends-of-terraces once employed to spread the propaganda of Northern Ireland's sectarian movements.

    Conor's paintings fuse realist figurative work with abstractions taken from the graffiti scene that nurtured his talents. He is a central figure within a new breed of young artists tackling sociopolitical themes using fine art techniques in a context formerly reserved for street artists.

    Where Conor's early works concerned the conflicts within modern masculine identity, his recent paintings have used contemporary models in historical settings.

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