Paintings by The Connor Brothers

Paintings by The Connor Brothers

The Connor Brothers create hand painted multiples for there 2016 series.

We Must Be Careful About What We Pretend To Be by The Connor Brothers

We Must Be Careful About What We Pretend To Be by The Connor Brothers

About TCB:

Twins Franklyn and Brendan Connor were brought up within a secretive and highly controversial cult known as ‘The Family’. Born out of the hippy movement in 1968 and founded by David Berg ‘The Family’ was an extreme Christian cult whose members believed in something called ‘The System’. Other children brought up within the cult include the actors River and Joaquin Phoenix.

As children the twins were deprived of access to information from outside of their commune. Without access to mainstream media their knowledge of the world was limited to the teachings and interactions they gained from other cult members. At sixteen the boys turned their backs on The Family and ran away from home. After several years riding the freight trains they settled in the Brooklyn area of New York.Having been starved of information for so many years Franklyn and Brendan were initially overwhelmed by the outside world but soon developed an insatiable curiosity and a remarkable appetite to learn. They developed a system whereby each of them would read, watch and discover things independently and then share them with one another via a series of notebooks and sketchpads. This interaction developed into making art together, a process they describe as ‘trying to make sense of the world.’ Their often humorous work is steeped in references to both historical and popular culture and presents an almost anthropological view of contemporary western society.

ARTWORK

I Tried To Drown My Sorrows v2 by The Connor Brothers
I Tried To Drown My Sorrows by The Connor Brothers
I Tried To Drown My Sorrows by The Connor Brothers
2016
We Must Be Careful by The Connor Brothers
We Must Be Careful (Red) by The Connor Brothers
We Must Be Careful (Red) by The Connor Brothers
2016
If You’ve Got A Skeleton In Your Closet by The Connor Brothers
If You’ve Got A Skeleton In Your Closet by The Connor Brothers
If You’ve Got A Skeleton In Your Closet by The Connor Brothers
2016
I Tried To Drown My Sorrows by The Connor Brothers
I Tried To Drown My Sorrows by The Connor Brothers
I Tried To Drown My Sorrows by The Connor Brothers
2016
Sane Men Suffer by The Connor Brothers
Sane Men Suffer by The Connor Brothers
Sane Men Suffer by The Connor Brothers
2016
Complicated Ways To Depress Myself by The Connor Brothers
Complicated Ways To Depress Myself by The Connor Brothers
Complicated Ways To Depress Myself by The Connor Brothers
2016
I Can Resist Everything by The Connor Brothers
I Can Resist Everything by The Connor Brothers
I Can Resist Everything by The Connor Brothers
2016
We Must Be Careful About What We Pretend To Be by The Connor Brothers
We Must Be Careful About What We Pretend To Be (Blue) by The Connor Brothers
We Must Be Careful About What We Pretend To Be (Blue) by The Connor Brothers
2016
And Those Who Were Seen Dancing by The Connor Brothers
And Those Who Were Seen Dancing by The Connor Brothers
And Those Who Were Seen Dancing by The Connor Brothers
2016
I Don’t Care What Anybody Says About Me by The Connor Brothers
I Don’t Care What Anybody Says About Me by The Connor Brothers
I Don’t Care What Anybody Says About Me by The Connor Brothers
2016
Every Saint Has A Past by The Connor Brothers
Every Saint Has A Past by The Connor Brothers
Every Saint Has A Past by The Connor Brothers
2016