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Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
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Conor Walton
The Portal to Dreams
Agora Gallery
New York,NY
  • Still Life with Oranges   Still Life with Oranges
    Oil on Linen
    16" x 12"
    Conor Walton

  • The Threshold of Liberty   The Threshold of Liberty
    Oil on Linen
    15" x 24"
    Conor Walton

  • Still Life with Judgement VIII   Still Life with Judgement VIII
    Oil on Linen
    24" x 18"
    Conor Walton

  • The Discovery of the Future I   The Discovery of the Future I
    Oil on Linen
    15" x 30"
    Conor Walton


Conor Walton

CONOR WALTON

The Portal to Dreams
October 24 - November 13, 2008
Reception: Thursday November 6, 2008 6-8 PM

Press Release

Conor Walton's works reveal a deft mastery of technical skill as he takes on classical painting genres to give them a dark twist of modernity. His works at once pay homage to Old Master painting and the humanistic aesthetic, and give a nod to the evolution of painting since that time; viewing the works is a brilliant exercise in reading between the lines. Walton's most provocative pieces are his 'philosophical' works, which reveal the kind of clear perspective a painter can only attain from being on the edge of things, rather than at their center. That is, the works are executed with a self-referential quality, something Walton knowingly refers to as "a certain unavoidable level of irony and self-consciousness." He adds, however, "the idea of painting a microcosm, a compressed or metaphorical image of the world, complete on its own terms, is what interests me."

Walton was born in Dublin, Ireland, and studied in the National College of Art and Design, from which he graduated in 1993 with a Joint Honors Degree in the History of Art and Fine Art (Painting). He has shown his work in exhibitions and Biennales across Europe and his paintings can be found in many private collections around the British Isles.


Invitation to Conor Walton's exhibition

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