New work from Cork born – London based Artist Conor Harrington for his solo exhibition ‘Dead Meat’ at Lazarides Gallery, London. Full press release available here.
“Harrington’s choice of materials—oil on canvas paired with spray paint—highlights the establishment and its downfall, a consistent theme from his previous work. His scenes so carefully constructed and beautifully rendered, Harrington thinks nothing of brandishing a can of bitumen black spray paint and vandalizing his own careful creation. The dialogue between graffiti and traditional fine art, abstraction and realism form the backbone of his continuing output.”
Conor’s solo exhibition includes 8 large scale paintings and 24 small studies. ‘Dead Meat’ runs until the 2nd of April 2012. Watch the video below by Andrew Telling, ‘Black Herds of The Rain’ it is a film documenting Conor Harrington’s trip home to Ireland in the summer of 2011 to paint 3 walls. The journey and subsequent paintings are inspired by Austin Clarke’s poem The Lost Heifer. Conor Harrington will be taking part in Offset in Dublin this weekend, he’ll be presenting his work on Sunday at 4pm.
Beautiful surreal graphic work blending fashion portraiture, typography and images of nature from London based Artist and Illustrator Von. Von has worked with the likes of Nike, Ted Baker, 4AD, Penguin, Ministry of Sound, Wallpaper, Rolling Stone and The Guardian.
“Influenced by nature and popular culture his work flawlessly walks the line between surrealism and documentary, it is both detailed and abstract, capturing a mood in what appears to be a fleeting moment in time.”
Prints and originals of his work are available on his site here. Watch the short film made for the ‘Semblance’ launch at Protein’s 18 Hewett St Gallery (24.11.11) by London based film maker Andrew Telling. Von will be speaking at this years Offset Festival taking place in Dublin on 9th, 10th and 11th of March.