A new exhibition of paintings by the Irish-born, London-based artist Conor Harrington opens at HENI Gallery

HENI Gallery is presenting The Story of Us and Them, a new exhibition of 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, and the divisions that arise from it, in his signature style that encompasses abstract, baroque and graffiti-style painting. At a time when walls are being built, borders are closing and countries move towards isolation, a postglobalization society is emerging. For Harrington, the mentality of ‘us and them’ is rising. 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

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