Irish painter Conor Harrington returns to Lazarides Rathbone in London for a solo show entitled”Dead Meat“. Making a departure from his military battles and masculine subject figures in his previous work, his new body of work revisits the 18th-Century period. From an elaborate photo-shoot involving 6 models, costumes, taxidermy and props, Harrington has recreated an 18th -Century feast, reminisicent of a last supper combining ostentatious excesses, power, decadence with crumbling beauty.
Using a clever mix of spraypaint and oil painting techniques, Conor Harrington manages to create an harmonious balance between graffiti and fine art, with a beautiful rendering of textures and his figurative subjects.
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Conor Harrington Dead Meat
2 March 2012 – 2 April 2012
Lazarides Gallery, 11 Rathbone Place, London