Thursday 25 May 2023
With over 250 pieces of contemporary art displayed across three exhibitions at Moyse’s Hall Museum, National Horse Racing Museum and Haverhill Arts Centre, this summer's Urban Frame: Mutiny in Colour exhibition will be one of the biggest contemporary art exhibitions in the UK, this year.
All three exhibitions will host works from Banksy, Blek le Rat, Pure Evil, My Dog Sighs, Kaws, the Connor Brothers, Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Sherlock, Swoon, Ben Eine, Bambi, Hush, David Shrigley, Lamont White and many more!
Below, we profile contemporary artists, the Connor Brothers:
The Connor Brothers first burst onto the art scene in 2012 as the mysterious twin brothers Frankly and Brendan Connor who had been brought up within a secretive and highly controversial cult known as ‘The Family’. After perpetrating this fictional biography for over 18 months the duo decided to break cover and reveal their true identities, Mike Snelle and James Golding. This revelation saw a huge increase in sales with their work being sold alongside contemporary masters at major international auctions.
The Connor Brothers have quickly risen to become one of the hottest names in contemporary art. Works can be found in major public and private collections worldwide including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Penguin Collection and both the Omar Koch and Niarchos Collections. They have also had sell-out shows in Los Angeles and Sydney and in 2015 curated Pussy Riot’s performance at Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition.
Using collage to subvert the meanings of old master paintings and vintage romance novels The Connor Brothers cast a cynical and penetrating eye at contemporary culture. Their work reinterprets objects from the past and in doing so provides a humorous, playful twist on contemporary societies obsession with wealth, fame and the unrealistic idealism of human relationships.
They have exhibited internationally from New York, Sydney and Dubai to London, Hong Kong and Berlin and their works can also be found in major public and private collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Penguin Collection and both the Omar Koch and Niarchos Collections.
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