Tim Conlon

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Biography:

Tim Conlon is an artist living and working in Washington. He grew up just south of D.C., and is best known for large-scale murals, graffiti art, sculpture and works on canvas. He was one of two aerosol artists featured in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 2008 exhibition, RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture. In 2011, he was featured and curated the G scale train exhibit in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s, Art in The Streets survey of graffiti and street art. Conlon has recently exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., along with shows and projects in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Paris, Bordeaux and Berlin.

“In expanding my current body of work I’ve applied the skills I’ve developed in style writing with aerosol, to create hybrid pieces that involve typography, abstract elements and realism onto canvas. From pop culture figures brandished in productions, realistic paintings of rust and decay from the urban landscape, to detailed color studies and line work within a graffiti piece, the core material for my paintings remains spray paint.”