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.