Conrad Armstrong

Conrad Armstrong is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer & activist living and working in London. Each piece of works is unique in capturing raw techniques. 

 

His personal work is about inversion and the city. His practice always involves the building and demolition of layers - both material and metaphysical - through thoughtful and violent processes.

THE ARTIST

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Conrad Armstrong

STUDY FOR CONSTRUCTIVIST EXPRESSION

Oil, Plastic, Steel, Electrical Cable, Resin, Wood, Canvas & Fire 2017

 Conrad is a founding member of Vicious Collective, an experimental DIY arts community based in Hackney Wick, London. One thing that seems certain in the work of Conrad Armstrong is his fierce commitment to uncertainty and reinvention.

 

Born in Lambeth 1989, he has been mentored since 2007 as a protegee by renowned British Artist Maggi Hambling, CBE. Armstrong's process of creation is a sensitive demolition.

THE PROCESS

 

The language he uses within his works, is an urban dictionary of textures, symbols and feelings. Armstrong is constantly deconstructing his own practise, subverting the expectations of both painter and decorator.

 

 

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Conrad Armstrong

1.PUBLIC HOUSE (ZONE 8) 2. ERODE

Drawings, Indian Paper

 2020

" One thing that stands out within each works Conrad's projects its the ability to visually document his evolution as an individual unconsciously. The common concept of Artist classified as 'established' is artist's who work with the same repetitive medium, alongside (almost) replicas of works.

 

Conrad embodies the term Anticlone, as though reinvention is a reoccurrence signature element that Conrads platforms, each project would not necessarily be identifiable as a Conrad Armstrong piece. Supporting the term Anticlone, whilst not conforming to suit society." - Sade English

 

 

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Conrad Armstrong

CITY HAIKU

Steel 2016

"One of the most exciting emerging artists in London, morphing images of bucolic beauty together with a disturbed dystopian vision."

- Jake Chapman

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Conrad Armstrong

EXODUS

Oil, Acrylic, Cement, Ash, Steel & Fire on Plywood 2016

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Conrad Armstrong

1.ALONE 2. STUDY FOR LET (ME) GO

Drawings, Indian Paper

 2020

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