Conor Harrington, ‘Head Of State / State Of Head 02-06-17’, 2017, Chiswick Auctions

signed and numbered from an edition of 30 in pencil, published by Hungryboy Books; sheet: 38.5 x 29.5cm

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Image rights: Courtesy of Chiswick Auctions

About Conor Harrington

While the military figures in Conor Harrington’s powerful street paintings refer to the masculinity of urban culture, they can also be interpreted as self-portraits of the stoic, pensive persona of the contemporary painter. Harrington’s loose brushwork, seemingly unfinished imagery, dripping paint, and graffiti flourishes provide an antidote to his sometimes sentimental evocations of duty and honor. "I'm interested in the dynamics between opposing elements," he says. Harrington believes that society views men as redundant, and presents his work as a simple reminder of the emotional contributions men are capable of.

Irish, b. 1980

Solo Shows

2012
London,
Lazarides Presents...
2012
London,
Dead Meat: Conor Harrington
2009
London,
Headless Heroes

Group Shows

2015
2015