Artist Spotlight – The Connor Brothers
Our Artist Spotlight series profiles some of the exciting artists whose work features in the forthcoming Urban Frame – Mutiny in Colour exhibition. For this instalment, we take a closer look at the enigmatic duo known as The Connor Brothers.
The Connor Brothers are British artists James Golding and Mike Snelle, a dynamic duo who challenge notions of truth and fiction whilst captivating audiences worldwide with their visually striking works that resonate in this era of post-truth, fake news and social media.
The exact origins of The Connor Brothers add an intriguing layer to their artistic persona. They initially claimed to be American twins who, raised in an extremist Christian cult, escaped their upbringing through art.
However, it was later revealed that their elaborate backstory was an entirely fictional artistic invention designed to challenge the authenticity of narratives.
Their eye-catching art often features vintage book covers and text, juxtaposed with provocative statements and pop culture references. Through a combination of thought-provoking and ironic text and imagery, The Connor Brothers explore themes of love, loss, identity, and the power of storytelling.
Through their clever fusion of fact and fiction, they encourage viewers to explore their own perceptions, experiences, and the stories that shape their lives.
The Urban Frame – Mutiny in Colour features a number of works from this exciting duo, including: Every Saint Has a Past, There Are No Extraordinary People, I tried to Drown My Sorrows, Hell is Empty and more!
Book now to see them for yourself: tickets can be purchased here