Danny O’Connor, born August 2nd1981, in Liverpool and studied Graphic Arts at Liverpool John Moores Art School.
His work is a celebration of contrasts focussing mainly on portraits and figures with a prevalence of opposing artistic influences. His inspiration walks a tightrope between high and lowbrow sources as diverse as Comics, Illustration, Character Design, Tattoo Art and Graffiti to German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelites, Modernism and Constructivism all pulled together to create hyper stylised and abstracted works. Contrasts play a big role in what he does; it’s probably the most resounding feature throughout all of his work in one way or another. He likes to mix natural flowing lines with harsh diagonals. Clean crisp areas of colour with layered messy splashes of paint. He is trying to achieve something that appears both modern and futuristic whilst retaining a raw traditional aesthetic.