http://vimeo.com/53156939 Irish painter and street artist Conor Harrington took a trip to a half abandoned fishing village in Vardø, Norway and created beautiful artworks in and around the village itself. During his trip, Conor was followed by filmmaker Andrew Telling, who documented not only his work but the landscape itself. Conor’s paintings and drawings combine historical re-enactment, F1 pit-stops, text and glamour models, his aim being to reflect the somewhat masculine visual culture we live in, juxtaposed with currently "under-rated themes of dignity, courage and the quiet sense of duty to oneself and those around us."
I think his work is a lovely portrayal of what street art can be. It seems like a lot of people think of street art as graffiti, not art, but Conor’s work definitely fits into the category of art, painting these huge sword fighting gentlemen. While watching the film I wasn’t really sure what Conor was painting or how it would turn out, but I think his imagery and influence work superbly with such an ancient town.