London based artist Conor Harrington returns to his hometown of Cork for Ardú 2021.
His work draws a fine line between classical and contemporary art, and masterfully creates a world within those boundaries. A former graffiti artist, he not only still enjoys painting huge outdoor murals but consistently tackles new, inventive forms of art, often in a gallery setting.
Conor utilizes realistic images of people in his pieces, incorporating abstract elements to accompany his painted subject. His illustration of the human form is mesmerizing: he skilfully hones in on certain parts of the figure while obscuring others through the use of bold line work, superb shading and bursts of colour within his creations.
Harrington has painted numerous street pieces across the world such as in New York, Miami, Paris, London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Mallorca, Sao Paulo, San Juan and the Bethlehem Wall.