Babelgum Presents: Grafitti Artist Conor Harrington

Ireland-born graffiti artist Conor Harrington focuses on the issues of masculinity and systems of power in his work, which is a juxtaposition of fine art with street techniques; as he explains it, “I’m interested in the dynamics between opposing elements.” Our friends at Babelgum recently caught up with Conor as he was putting up a new piece in London’s Covent Garden just before Christmas. He says that this sentry is “a 17th-century equivalent of a CCTV camera,” and is based on a small painting he did for a recent show.

Video of Harrington at work, along with some of his recent “indoor” oil canvases, after the jump.

Dictator And Dancer  Oil and aerosol on canvas, 183cm x 183cm, 2007
Dictator And Dancer Oil and aerosol on canvas, 183cm x 183cm, 2007
From The Ghetto To The Global Screen  Oil and aerosol on canvas, 122cm x 122cm, 2007
From The Ghetto To The Global Screen Oil and aerosol on canvas, 122cm x 122cm, 2007
Dinnertime Bandit  Oil and aerosol on canvas, 122cm x 107cm, 2007
Dinnertime Bandit Oil and aerosol on canvas, 122cm x 107cm, 2007
All Sound And Fury  Oil and aerosol on canvas, 183cm x 152cm, 2007
All Sound And Fury Oil and aerosol on canvas, 183cm x 152cm, 2007