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INSIDE A MCCREEDYBLUE PAINTING from CONORMCCREEDY on Vimeo.

CONORMCCREEDY - FOR THE FIRST TIME - INSIDE MCCREEDYBLUE
An intimate, short story is told on the rise of MCCREEDYBLUE. Journey through the early CONORMCCREEDY archives into the heart of this magical painting, beginning with the revolutionary moment of its very creation.

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Artist's Statement

Conor Mccreedy creates richly textured monochromatic abstract splash and figurative paintings in his trademarked colour Mccreedyblue. Inspiration comes from his experiences, growing up in Southern Africa, a landscape blessed with brilliant cobalt skies that meet the powerful Indian and Atlantic oceans, filled with endless shades of blue. Art historians have described the Mccreedyblue colour as having an "unspeakable effect" discovering a distinctive emotive power and clarity in the materials he uses, capturing the spiritual connection between the artist and his creation.

 

Biography

The Zurich-based artist Conor Mccreedy is one of the most outstanding new influential painters of our time. As part of his complex and nuanced approach to painting and its subject matter, the artist makes reference to images and experiences. Characteristic of his paintings is the extraordinary mix of freedom and intimacy. In today’s digital world, in which imagery is produced by the simple click of a button; the physicality of the human movement in Mccreedy’s output is testament to the essence and intense energy one endures in the act of painting. The artist creates his distinctively monochromatic paintings with gestural brushstrokes and large-scale splashes, sometimes trees and even people in a brilliant signature blue pigment known as “Mccreedyblue”. His paintings often evoke places between the real and the imaginary inspired by adventures. Disciplined by the symbolism of colour and focused on the emotive power of materials, the artist seeks to create a sense of spirituality and the sublime in his work. Like his Colour Field painting predecessors, some of Mccreedy’s paintings are intentionally left untitled to resist simple stylistic categorization. Mccreedy’s influences range from artists such as Klein, Richter, da Vinci and Picasso, to the ultramarine oceans and skies of his South African childhood. Mccreedy is the modern master of blue.