Featured Artist: Conor Harrigton

Featured Artist: Conor Harrigton

January 24, 2014
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Featured Artist: Conor Harrigton

Artist Conor Harrington, born in Cork, Ireland in 1980, lives and works in London. While the military figures in Conor Harrington’s powerful street paintings refer to the masculinity of urban culture, they can also be interpreted as self-portraits of the stoic, pensive persona of the contemporary painter. Harrington’s loose brushwork, seemingly unfinished imagery, dripping paint, and graffiti flourishes provide an antidote to his sometimes sentimental evocations of duty and honor. “I’m interested in the dynamics between opposing elements,” he says. Harrington believes that society views men as redundant, and presents his work as a simple reminder of the emotional contributions men are capable of.
source: artsy.net

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Sami Wakim

Sami is the founder and editor of Street Art United States, an online community that supports street artists. Sami has organized several legal street art murals in the Boston area and has hosted local and international artists who have contributed to the flourishing street art community in the city.

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