We Must Be Careful by The Connor Brothers

‘True Love Stories’ is the Connor Brother ’s first solo exhibition. It casts a humorous and penetrating glance at the cynicism surrounding relationships in the digital age. Each painting is simultaneously amusing and disturbing. “Franklyn and Brendan Connor have emerged to reclaim the barren no-mans-land between artists and the art world and in doing so, offer glimpses of a new and exciting future direction. Best of all, they do it with a wry smile” says critic Hubert Weinstein.

Created

2013

Size

10X20

Medium

Hand painted Vintage book

Signed

Yes

Presentation

edition of 2

Description

We Must Be Careful by The Connor Brothers

About Connor Brothers

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’. As children the twins were deprived of access to information from outside of their commune until they ran away from ‘The Family’ at sixteen. 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. Their often humorous work is steeped in references to both historical and popular culture and presents an almost anthropological view of contemporary western society.

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.

Now in their early twenties the Connor Brothers split their time between New York and Missouri.

 

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