Nelson Street in Bristol just before the end of the summer. Nelson St was the site chosen by Bristol City Council to sponsor some of the best street artists to come and take part in the See No Evil project. This one's for Grouser and I agree it's a breathtaking piece of art and I don't think this shot really does it justice.
Conor Harrington is one of Ireland’s finest contemporary oil painters, he is also a master of street art, painting huge walls all over Britain, with a big following in Bristol. According to Conor, the male figure is a central theme to his work, and refers to the masculinity of urban culture.The men in Conor’s paintings allude to the stoic and pensive male inspired by the modernist painters. His pieces are plastered with post-modern graffiti combining a pertinent clash of styles and asserting his trademark.
“I’m interested in the dynamics between opposing elements,” says the artist.
Conor’s work is an intelligent and modest reminder of the positive emotional contribution from men in society at a time when political figures and heads of cooperation’s all over the world are being scrutinised and ousted for problems in society. It also shows that graffiti doesn’t have to shock – or convey a dark undertone of bitterness to have necessary substance.
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Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
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