Conor Walton

Irish, b. 1970

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Conor Walton

Irish, b. 1970

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Drawing from the long history of his medium while taking it firmly into the 21st century, Conor Walton creates paintings that reference contemporary issues such as environmental degradation, terrorism, and globalization. As he once described his approach: “Coming late to an old tradition like European painting…I try to find ways to stay true to the tradition and yet stretch it a little, to have a conversation with old and new elements.” He does this by utilizing Old Master techniques, citing Jan van Eyck and Rembrandt as among his “painter-heroes, ” to paint still lifes, allegorical scenes, portraits and figurative works, and urban and natural landscapes. Such works reflect upon what he once termed the “Faustian” nature of Western civilization and the sacrifices made in the name of modernization.

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Biography

Drawing from the long history of his medium while taking it firmly into the 21st century, Conor Walton creates paintings that reference contemporary issues such as environmental degradation, terrorism, and globalization. As he once described his approach: “Coming late to an old tradition like European painting…I try to find ways to stay true to the tradition and yet stretch it a little, to have a conversation with old and new elements.” He does this by utilizing Old Master techniques, citing Jan van Eyck and Rembrandt as among his “painter-heroes, ” to paint still lifes, allegorical scenes, portraits and figurative works, and urban and natural landscapes. Such works reflect upon what he once termed the “Faustian” nature of Western civilization and the sacrifices made in the name of modernization.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Florence Biennale
Articles Featuring Conor Walton
Follow Friday: Five Galleries With An International Roster
Oct 3rd, 2014
Pillows, Persimmons, Vintage Games, and Consumer Products: Still Life Painting for the 21st Century
Sep 4th, 2014
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