Conor Harrington – New Exhibition at The Outsiders
Come annuciato Conor Harrington ha da poco aperto “A Whole Lot of Trouble for a Little Bit of Win” all’interno dello spazio londinese della galleria The Outsiders.
Harrington per questo show ha messo in mostra una serie di studi su cartone telato, più di venti, affiancati da una serie di altri in su carta, sono i “Morning Glories” tutti dipinti all’interno del suo studio.
The Outsiders London is honoured to announce solo show of study paintings by surging street artist Conor Harrington. A Whole Lot of Trouble for a Little Bit of Win features Conor’s coveted ‘Morning Glory’ miniatures. The Irish artist paints the studies daily upon arriving at his studio to catalyse the creative process. Their content veers from details within, and examinations of, forthcoming paintings to abstract, ethereal portraits featuring the pantheon of characters
featuring in his latest geo-political ballad.
Created using oils and spray paint on canvas board, each Morning Glory is attributed a
date and presented in a box frame without glass. They measure approximately 40cm high by 30cm wide without the frame. Where Conor’s smash-hit 2012 exhibition Dead Meat concerned the decadent collapse of the European haut-bourgeoisie, his latest paintings (shown at Lazarides’ Bedlam off-site spectacular) refer specifically to the rise of new superpowers.
A tragic, funereal aspect hangs over action-packed tableaux that picture not only the
conquest of West by East, but also our shock at the bombshell that the future will not involve
the worldwide acceptance of our society’s values. The Chinese flag is used as a powerful
Again, Conor employs the clothes and culture of Europe’s Regency period – in the title
painting two men are seen duelling with rapiers – to mirror the pomp, hubris and state of flux
of the contemporary era. His figures themselves though are very modern – multi-ethnic and
stylish, their proud bodies and hedonistic ways conforming to the values of our commodified
Profound, effortlessly controversial, and visually stunning A Whole Lot of Trouble for a Little Bit
of Win is proof that hard times produce the best art.
Se siete in zona potete farci un salto fino al 9 di Marzo, nel frattempo date uno sguardo a quanto di buono messo in mostra dall’artista irlandese.
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