The Widewalls Collection features street artist Conor Harrington. Despite his travels around the globe to create murals at street art festivals, Conor Harrington has found the time to create another of his masterpieces for us. His painting entitled ‘Blue Study’ is one of Widewalls most recent acquisitions. We are extremely proud to own a Conor Harrington now and will enjoy looking at it every day.
The Cork born former graffiti artist has come a long way since tagging ART ATTACK on the walls of his Irish birth town. Now Conor Harrington creates street art masterpieces. Nevertheless the graffiti influence is clearly visible. His murals are a blend of realistic figurines and classic graffiti abstractions. This style mix is enhanced by the contrasts he likes working with. For Conor Harrington, placing his paintings in the middle of two classical graffiti writings is only one means of creating understandable opposites. The term “paintings” is used deliberately. Connor Harrington describes himself as a painter first and foremost. This has however, not always been the case. Ten years ago he would have still described himself a graffiti writer. Now he is successfully shaking off the tagging, to enhance his art. Using the term post-graffiti is what he does himself, for us it is fine art that evolved from street art. Conor Harrington is one of the significant figures of a group of street artist broadening the scope of this urban art form and as in his case even into the fine arts. This perception is elevated by the fact that his paintings remind us of the renaissance. Conor Harrington paints 16th century British swordsmen on the walls of London’s Whitecross Street or in the cathedral quarter in Northern Irish Belfast.