I am absolutely loving the paintings of Conor Harrington. Living somewhere between street art and more “traditional” painting, Harrington’s artwork combines character and controlled styles from the 17th-18th centuries with vibrant color and free-flowing movement found in the street art of today.
I saw my first graffiti piece in National Geographic magazine when I was 12. I had never seen anything like it. It was alien to me. At the same time my friend gave me a copy of Public Enemy’s ‘Takes a Nation of Millions…’ album so there was this other world opening up before me. I did my first piece in October 1994 with my brother and buddy. Kev did a K, Ed did an E and I did a C. Progressive stuff. The boys gave up soon after but I was hooked. As cliched as it sounds, it changed my life and was my first love. Aww.
– Conor Harrington
You can see much more work by Conor Harrington on his website.