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Conor Harrington

Conor Harrington has received worldwide acclaim for his dramatic works on the street and galleries. Born in Ireland, but based in East London, Conor uses a realistic painting style reminiscent of the old masters, but with a contemporary twist. His large-scale paintings often show the poignancy and romanticism of the past to provide commentary on a socio-political event of the present.

Coming to the attention of Lazarides gallery, Conor's first major solo exhibition (2008's Weekend Warriors), put modern day people in military re-enactment costumes fighting in the 16th Century Ottoman Empire. The landmark Dead Meat exhibition in 2012, saw Conor's work evolve to tell the story of the hedonistic time signifying the end of Anglo-Saxon influence in the present day. Large-scale canvasses using rich colours and gold leaf perfectly defined the opulence that Conor referenced in his subject matter.

Collectors of Conor's work include Damien Hirst and he is definitely one to watch for the future.

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