Connor Addison

‘Connor Addison is a Painter and photographer based in Barcelona, Spain and London, UK
After studying painting at Central St Martins,  Connor went on to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Manchester. Both his academic and artistic practice has come to motivate an investigation into the sublime, as a physical phenomenon in nature and as an internal experience in the minds of people. Currently, he is producing a series of large paintings, focusing on the sublime in nature and love at Groc Studios, Barcelona. Alongside painting, Connor’s photographic practice has two flavours. One captures the formal beauty of nature and human design and the other questions the trust we put in photography as a medium of truth.’  (Source below)

I discovered one of Addison’s cubist style paintings on the Colossal magazine website – at first glance I thought they were origami paper sculptures pasted onto canvas.  The following paintings are from his Sublime Affliction series.

Connor Addison “Luke I” (2014″, oil on linen, 50 x 70 centimeters


Connor Addison – “Brother & Sally” (2012), oil on linen, 140 x 100 centimeters
Connor Addison – “Innocence Lost” (2020), oil on linen,172 x 94 centimeters

I really like the way he has formulated this neo-cubist approach to portraiture in his work.  Even though the figures are passive and devoid of fine detail, they are interesting and emotive. His paintings are also quite large, and I don’t think photos on blog interfaces like this do them justice at all.


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