London based, Irish born Connor Harrington developed his technique in Cork which is not usually associated with the form of art that he creates. This has served to free him from common influences, which has resulted in his distinctive style. Connor successfully fuses the elements of street art & fine art to create an explosion of colour with fragmented qualities. His work itself is in conflict between the 2 styles & serves his subject matter well. He is influenced by historical combat & the chaotic nature that this brings, which has long standing connotations to his native part of Ireland. Connor confesses to being intrigued by the...Read more..
Rule of Law - (2014) - part of a series... £15,000 Cleon Peterson continues to provoke his audience with these savagely brutal paintings hinting at the illusionary value of a 'civilised' society. Rich in symbolism commenting on status, fear, power & aggression his work contains an almost tribal sensation chronicling a history of conflict that is so central to our identities. The viewer is immediately confronted in battle thrusting them into alligning their senses to a particular contingence. Simultaneously reacting with applause & dismay...Read more..
Using thousands of pegs to combine painting & sculpture to dramatic affect is what artist Annie Morris is most famed for. Each peg is individually painted using watercolours of the naked female form. Her work usually encompasses lots of smaller pieces that are art in their own right, but come together to make one large piece with an overwhelming satisfaction. A social commentary exploring the relationship between the individual & the influence they can have on their surroundings, Annie’s work provides a great sense of perspective. We are all different, but we are all relative to our surroundings. From Deptford, South London,...Read more..
Holton Rower's 'Pour Series' is achieved by dripping various colours of acrylic paint onto three-dimensional objects. The New York artist uses the natural force of gravity to affect his creations leaving the finished design open to external influence. Horton's control over his creations is limited to carefully selecting each colour in an order to satisfy his vision. He uses plywood structures as his canvas, which he pours different measurements of the selected colours to create an explosion of colour, which stands tall & provides a different experience from the many angles it can be viewed from.Read more..