We like Conor Harrington. You might have seen him sprinkled about these pages here and there in the past and we have no intention of changing that. Why? Because this homegrown (Ireland, but that definitely counts) talent is leading the pack in merging the hard-hitting site-specific quality of graff and that most traditional and eternal artistic constant- beauty. There is no compromise in Harrington. You will get both punches, and man is he packing them hard.
His latest exhibition 'A Whole Lot of trouble for a Little Bit of Win' (the name just makes us like him more) features Conor’s coveted ‘Morning Glory’ miniatures. The artist paints these studies daily upon arriving at his studio to capture the creative process. Their content veers from details within, and examinations of, forthcoming paintings to abstract, ethereal portraits featuring all the characters in his latest invented 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. In short, they are small, but these are big idea pieces that can resonate with audiences globally. With characters that resemble regency figures or the haute-bourgeoisie, these studies of power are a feast for your mind.