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 →