‘The Story of Us and Them’, Patriotic Paintings by Conor Harrington

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‘The Story of Us and Them’ paintings by the Irish-born, London-based artist Conor Harrington. Set against the backdrop of a fictional nation-state, Harrington explores the idea of patriotism, as well as the divisions that arise from it, in his signature style that encompasses abstract, baroque and graffiti-style painting.

Harrington drenches historical portraits of forgotten generals in vivid hues of red and blue, exaggerating this idea of ‘us and them’ through various political and cultural tropes. He stages photoshoots on which he bases the scenes in his paintings and utilises fire extinguishers, brushes, squeegees, hand painting and more to build up an image on his large canvases.

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