Danny O'Connor, an artist from Liverpool UK studied Graphic Arts at Liverpool John Moores Art School.
His works are a celebration of contrasts focusing mainly on portraits and figures with a prevalence of opposing artistic influences. My inspiration walks a tightrope between high and lowbrow sources as diverse as Comics, Illustration, Character Design, Tattoo art and Graffiti to Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Art Nouveau, Modernism, and Constructivism all pulled together to create hyper-stylized and abstracted works.
Contrasts play a big role in what his works, it's probably the most resounding feature throughout all of his work in one way or another. He loves to mix natural flowing lines with harsh diagonals. Clean crisp areas of color with layered messy splashes of paint. He is trying to achieve something that appears both modern and almost futuristic whilst retaining a raw traditional aesthetic.
The paintings are built up in layer upon layer of paint which gives the pieces great depth of field. They are created with an arsenal of tools that don't settle with convention. As well as the more widely acknowledged paint and brush, he used all manner of mediums such as Correction Fluid, Spray Paint, Ink, Paint Markers, Texture Pastes, Charcoal, Graphite, Oil sticks, and Collage. All applied in an equally diverse manner using brushes, fingers, paint rollers, sticks, paper and cardboard to drip, splash, spray, print, and stroke the paint onto the surface.
Danny O'Connor paints and draws for a living.