Conor Harrington
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13 Nov new film – OLD NORSE

 

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.

 

 

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17 Oct A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE FOR A LITTLE BIT OF WIN

 

‘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

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26 Jun Gonna Take My Problems To The United Nations

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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19 Jun I Want Helicopters!

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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