Approved: 04.03.2021

Oliver McConnie

Artist

Approved: 04.03.2021

My prints explores the contemporary subversive potential of printing-making, employing the grotesque, historical symbolism, and modern social mores to form a critique of the social/ contemporary political environment.  Etchings, in their scale and intensity, create a strong sense of looking into something, a cave, another world; this fits with the origin of the term grotesque

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Artist Statement

My prints explores the contemporary subversive potential of printing-making, employing the grotesque, historical symbolism, and modern social mores to form a critique of the social/ contemporary political environment.  Etchings, in their scale and intensity, create a strong sense of looking into something, a cave, another world; this fits with the origin of the term grotesque which is ‘looking into the grotto’. Drawing on this quality I wishes to produce parodic prophecies which are marked by expression, imagination and experimentation through the printmaking process.  

CV & Education

2013-2014 PG Dip Drawing, Royal Drawing School, London
2008-2009 MA Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2004-2007 BA Fine Art, University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury

Selected Exhibitions

House of Bandits, Sarabande Foundation, Rembrandt House, London (2020)

A High Hang, Eccleston Project Space, London (2019)

National Print Prize, Bankside, London (2019)

Jurassic Moon, Caraboo Projects, Bristol (2019)

Book of Dreams, Chapel on the Green, Wales (2019)

Bury The Hatchet (solo), Sarabande Foundation, London (2018)

Furta Sacra,  Bratislava Gallery, Slovakia  (2018)

Birds that eat Purple Flowers,  Chapel on the Green, Wales? (2018)

MOSTYN Open, Mostyn Gallery, Wales (2017)

Mummers and Demons (solo), The Chopping Block Gallery, London (2016)

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Backlit, Nottingham/ICA, London (2015)

The Future Can Wait, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London (2015)

NOA Exhibition, Somerset House, London (2014)

Verso, The Tea Building, London (2014)

Creekside Open, APT GAllery, London (2013)

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2013)

Barbican Arts Trust Open, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2010