Our man Liam Keown has been over to catch up with Danny O’Connor in the studio.
The second exhibition for Artcore International’s newest gallery, Crow’s Nest Gallery, features contemporary art from a diverse selection of international urban artists, many of whom have developed from writing illegal graffiti and have risen in popularity to exhibit at esteemed art establishments like Victoria & Albert Museum, Moniker Art Fair, Miami Basel Art Fair, Nuart Festival and Cans Festival organised by Banksy.
Liverpool based artist Danny O’Connor aka DOC had a varied upbringing. As a 15-year-old with an insatiable appetite for art he found inspiration in everything from the Pre-Raphaelite to urban art and graffiti. He also drew reference from British cartoonists and illustrators for their erratic, energetic designs. “I’ve always loved drawing since I was a child and I studied Graphic Design and Illustration at “Liverpool John Moores Art School” After finishing there I was unsure for a while about what to do next. It’s quite an unusual career path to take for a person from my background, so I had no idea on how to go about beginning a career as an artist.” He obviously found his feet quickly however as now he is exhibiting his abstract portraits throughout the country. Continue Reading →