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 graffiti artist Conor Harrington painter painting street
 graffiti artist Conor Harrington painter painting street
 graffiti artist Conor Harrington painter painting street

 graffiti artist Conor Harrington painter painting street

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new film – OLD NORSE

November 13, 2012
I was invited to the far reaches of Norway during the summer and I took the opportunity to make my 3rd film with film-maker supremo Andrew Telling. I think this is by far our best film. Pared back and super minimal he really captured the atmosphere of one of the most Northerly and isolated parts of Europe. This is one for the headphones, the music is composed and performed by both Andrew and Lucinda Chua. Watch the film for the music alone, I guarentee it’s worth it.
Big thanks to Pøbel for inviting me to Komafest and also to everyone from Vardø who welcomed us with grace and warmth.





For Want of a Kingdom the Battle was Lost

October 30, 2012
The 3rd painting in my new series of work, another biggie at 6ft x 8ft. This is part of a new show at Lazarides featuring a few others like Know Hope, JR and Faile.

A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE FOR A LITTLE BIT OF WIN

October 17, 2012
‘A Whole lot of Trouble for a Little bit of Win’ is a new body of work I’ve been concentrating on over the summer. It’s based on my 2nd big photo shoot. Two of the paintings are currently on show at the Lazarides Bedlam exhibition, I’ll have 1 more big piece at the Rathbone later this month and finally I’ll be having a show of drawings and studies at The Outsiders early next year.
Hip hop nerds among you might recognize the title from a recent El P track and I thought it was the perfect sentiment to sum up the ideas in my work over the last few years. Big thanks to Joao Retorta for the behind the scenes film above, Alex De Souza and of course to photographer Eoghan Brennan and models Jaffar, Alan, Louis and Cody.

Fight Club – The Mess We Make. Oil, spray paint and gold leaf on linen, 175cm x 245cm. Photo Ian Cox
Who’s World is This. Oil, spray paint and gold leaf on linen, 175cm x 245cm, 2012. Photo Ian Cox

Dscreet Solo Show

July 9, 2012

My mate Decreet has a show opening this Thursday on Brick Lane, its gonna be killer. Come one, come all and don’t forget your owl.

Gonna Take My Problems To The United Nations

June 26, 2012

I painted this wall in London at the weekend, the first image from my recent photo-shoot. The wall is part of the Whitecross Street Party, it happens in a few weeks but I’ll be away so I had to get the wall in early. The new imagery from the shoot has my usual mix of period costume and contemporary flags and you’ll see the finished canvases this October.
Big thanks to Teddy, Tom and Ian Cox for the flicks.

I Want Helicopters!

June 19, 2012

I did my second large scale photo shoot 2 days before I went to Italy. This is the most stressed you’ll ever see me, when I actually have to organize things. I’m doing a number of large paintings for October and this shoot was for source imagery. Many thanks to the models and of course Eoghan MacGyver Brennan for saving the day and Charles Lurking-in-the-Shadows Gervais for these sexy shots. Special shout out to Bambi.





New Morning Glories

June 18, 2012
Here are 3 new Glories I did before going to Italy, same image as my Belfast wall.



Dead Meat and Greet

June 18, 2012
This lil vid was filmed back in the freezing months before my recent show. Big thanks to Dscreet for his time and patience.

Hanson Of London

June 18, 2012
A bit late with this vid but check out these hand-made wonders from a very good friend of mine.

Early Morning Florentine Glory

June 18, 2012
Spent a few days in Florence before heading back to London. I’ve wanted to go to Florence for the last gazillion years but I was pretty put off on arrival by the hoards of tourists clogging up every street (totally in denial that I am one of them). Didn’t see a whole lot of art (shame shame shame) as I was there for a wedding but I did think the city was at its best at 6am.







FAME The Movie (I wanna live forever)

June 18, 2012
I eat a lot..

FAME- The Big Wall/Dead Meat

June 18, 2012

Another black and white biggie this year. I’m not sure how long this will last as we had no permission to paint it. Someone even called the police but Angelino sweet-talked them into allowing us finish, but I guess the fact that it’s on a kiddie school and I painted 2 nude women could be a bit of a problem… (no shit Sherlock)








FAME- the remaining smallies

June 17, 2012

A few lil things I did between gelato sessions..








Fame 2012!

May 29, 2012

Touched down in the South of Italy last night for Fame Festival. This was today’s warm-up piece, super fun in the sun. ‘Fame’ is the Italian for hunger and needless to say I’ve spent most of my time eating.

The Duel of Belfast, Dance by Candlelight

May 11, 2012


I was invited to paint this wall by the lovely people at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. I’d been to Northern Ireland before but never Belfast. It’s a place imbedded in my mind from years of hearing about it on the news as a kid but like a lot of people growing up south of the border all the Troubles seemed a million miles away.
In a way, I’ve always thought Belfast was the last place I could paint. They have such a strong tradition of sectarian murals depicting political and historical scenes from both an Irish Nationalist and British Loyalist agenda (see below) and although my work has vastly different intentions, my imagery could be perceived as being closer to 1 side of that political divide.  I think there was certainly a few raised eyebrows about an Irish lad painting a seemingly British subject matter but my work is less about Britain and more about the colonial West in general and filtered through a decadent historical lens. However, there is certainly a lot to be read into this painting and that’s up to the viewer to decide. For my part there are 2 people fighting, and another sitting down watching it all and doing nothing.













Dilapidated Swordsman, Belfast.

May 10, 2012
This is the 3rd and final piece I painted in a dis-used Georgian mansion in Belfast city centre. Another quick one in recovery after the big wall. These interior walls are nice and smooth, getting super loose with it.




DMC – The Wish

May 10, 2012
Stunning piece in the centre of Lurgan by local artist DMC.

Lurgan

May 10, 2012
This is the first piece I painted upon arrival in Northern Ireland last week. DMC picked me up as soon as I landed and we painted in Big Noel’s farm outside Lurgan along with Jonny McKerr. A nice quick piece to warm me up before tackling the big wall in Belfast.






Crak One

May 9, 2012
New vid from the Cork crew , enjoy.

DEAD MEAT – views

April 26, 2012





Thursday Morning Glory

December 1, 2011

Monday Morning Glory

November 28, 2011

Underbelly Paris, oui oui oui.

November 28, 2011


This is my piece from a wee top-secret baguette-fuelled ninja mission I was on a couple of months back. Big up to the organizers of the project, I don’t know who they are but they live in the shadows and under bridges and exist on covert banditry alone. Brooklyn Street Art have the full article.
I would go on and on about how cool it was to meet everyone, Saber, Futura and Martha Cooper in particular but that would sound boring and lick-assy. All I’ll say is that it was the 2nd best painting session I’ve ever been on. The best of course, being my premier mission in September 1994, nothing’s going to top your first time but this came close

Decline of the West

November 26, 2011
A quick piece this morning. Nice and drippy, fading glory of former empires.

ARAF

November 23, 2011
The latest film from my boy Andy Telling in collaboration with Owen Richards, following photographer Robin Friend deep into a Welsh mine. Highly recommended.

CONOR V RONZO – The Battle of Fashion St

November 22, 2011


Did a quick piece with Ronzo on Sunday down on Fashion St.

CONOR X SICKBOY

November 17, 2011



Here are me 3 bricks that I painted as part of the wonderful Sickboy show Heaven and Earth. I’m a bit late getting them on the bloggwogg, but 2 of them are still available so if you’re interested you can get em here.

Wednesday Morning Glory

November 16, 2011
Been focusing on the big pieces for my show so haven’t been doing any glories lately. Enjoyed this one though, must be my fresh-outta-the-wash merino wool thermals keeping me alive in the studio.

Wenesday Morning Glory

October 26, 2011
Post-Minotaur, Post-NY, Pre-Show studio action.

Death in the Afternoon @ The Minotaur

October 16, 2011


Here’s my piece from The Minotaur show, currently running in the Old Vic Tunnels. I was given the brief about a year ago so I was pretty excited about all the possibilities that the Minotaur could bring given my work’s ongoing interest in masculinity, power and ego and all that blah blah blah..
This year I’ve started doing a series of shoots with photographer Eoghan Brennan to use as source material and for this painting I took Ramey’s 1826 sculpture of Thesseus slaying the minotaur as a starting point. I recreated it, replacing Thesseus with Jatinder (an Indian/English mate of mine) and I dressed him up as a matador.
I listen to the news a lot in the studio, and one of the main stories in the last few months as I’ve been thinking about this piece has been the instability in the global markets (I never really understand any of this) and in particular the fragility of the euro. My own country has had no small part to play in the euro’s woes  but for the purpose of this painting I liked the symbolism of the Minotaur, that great charachter of Greek and European mythology on his back about to be slayed by the rising Asian economies.








DEAD MEAT – Photoshoot

April 26, 2012
I organized a photo-shoot in my studio about a year ago for fresh source material for the show. I hadn’t done anything like this before so it was quite an experience. Coordinating people and generally being the boss isn’t my thing but we got there in the end.
The time period in the shoot is a bit mixed up but most of it is mid 18th Century. The flags are contemporary, suggesting the turmoil in the European economy in the last year or so. The whole shoot is quite decadent and I won’t bore you with the conceptual details but I’m getting ideas together for the next shoot at the moment. Massive thanks to Chloe for keeping my shit together on the day and of course photographer Eoghan Brennan and his beautiful assistant Charles.


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April 25, 2012


Some fun in Dalston a few weeks back.

New Dublin Walls

April 22, 2012

Instead of nursing the butterflies during Offset, I thought it would be a good idea to get out and paint a couple of walls. I’ve been enjoying my quick pieces lately, so I painted the duelist above in Temple Bar. The next day I got up at 6 to paint a quick piece in Inchicore, thought it best to paint while everyone was still in bed.
Painting in places like Inchicore is important. I’m always complaining about the concentration of street art in ‘trendy/hip’ parts of cities (I’m guilty of this too), and if street art is really supposed to be for the people then why is it so rarely found outside of the hipster enclaves. Anyway, Inchicore is a part of Dublin that’s suffering from a lack of love and care. I believe funding ran out for the redevelopment of the area. Obviously my piece isn’t going to change that but I felt a little colour can do no wrong amongst all the grey. The text ‘Tales From The Promised Land’ was already on the wall, I think it was part of a community art project, but a fire had been lighten in the corner so that part was blacked out, the perfect spot for a bit of colour. A special thanks to my 3 henchmen for standing guard







Offset 2012

April 22, 2012




A week after my show I headed to Dublin to speak at this years Offset. Super weekend, great speakers and I was a mess with the nerves before my talk but it all went grand in the end (as soon as I realized they were serving Murphys at the bar, everything started to go rather nicely). I robbed these photos from We Occupy and Creative Inspiration. A special mega thanks to Richard, Bren and Peter from Offset for having me over and putting on such a top class event.

Press Shizzle

April 22, 2012
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Woah, been ages since I updated this. So much to say, too lazy to say it. I’ll start with a couple of magazines that ran me on the front cover last month, 2 different types of art magazines but I guess you could say each one reflects a strand of my work. First up Irish Arts Review, a mag focusing on broad range of Irish art (above photo courtesy of Will St Leger) . And then of course graffiti and street art specialist VNA, a favourite of mine for a long time. Cover shoot thanks to Shamil Tanna.
And finally here’s a nice vid from film-maker Joao Retorta that we did during the shoot.

Dead Meat, Lazarides Gallery March 2nd – April 12th 2012

February 21, 2012
The 3 Wise Men (detail), oil, aerosol and gold leaf on linen, 2012 (photo Ian Cox)

Black Herds of the Rain

February 13, 2012
Last summer I went home to Ireland with filmmaker Andrew Telling to make our second film together since we went to the Middle East to make Crossing Lines.
The cowboy mentality is common in Ireland. It might be because we’re on the Wild West of Europe, I’m not sure really, but we also have a strange fascination with American Country and Western music. It would also appear that our politicians and bankers were in cahoots with each other, got carried away at the party of a lifetime during the Celtic Tiger years and rode the country to near ruin (of course the people of Ireland were at the party too but I’ll leave them out of it). This film is dedicated to them.

Dead Meat / The Last Supper

January 10, 2012

Here’s a super quick-ass piece I did on Sunday. By far the quickest piece I’ve ever done, infact if I was organized enough I could do one of these on my lunchbreak everyday. But I’m far too much of a hungry man to waste valuable eating time. The piece is part of an exciting film project I’m involved in, and its also an image from my upcoming show at Lazarides in March. More details soon.

Stephen Lawrence

January 3, 2012
Haven’t heard this tune in years but searched it out a few minutes ago after hearing the verdict in the Stephen Lawrence case. I can’t remember how much the story made it through to my 13 year old self at the time of the murder but this track by Life MC from Phi Life Cypher certainly did when I bought it on vinyl a few years later.

Underbelly Paris – Le Film

December 4, 2011
Here’s the video of our Parisian escapades, beautifully captured by Marine Longuet.

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