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The Truth Will Set You Free
by The Connor Brothers

Artist:  The Connor Brothers

Size:  70.0 x 100.0 CM

Year:  2014

Condition:  Excellent

Frame:  Unframed

Art Movements:  contemporary  

Signature:  Hand Signed

Edition:  AP #1/2

Price:  POA

Medium:  Mixed media  

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Arty-Fact: Art has always asked us tough questions about where truth ends and where artifice begins – and indeed, whether there can or should be a boundary at all. However, in an era of obsessive social media use, competing cultural narratives, ‘fake news’ and post-truth, it is a matter that may have never been more pressing for our world. It is into such a troubled void that The Connor Brothers have stepped. As Mike Snelle (one half of The Connor Brothers) has observed, it is the paradox of art that artifice often provides the best means by which to portray reality, while fiction is the best way to challenge conventional ideas of what we perceive to be the ‘truth’. What you think you see, and perceive to be self-evident, isn’t necessarily so. There is so often a deeper or even completely different truth to be ascertained – or to put it in Mike’s own words, “Who knows the truth of anything?” www.addictedgallery.com

The Connor Brothers

Twins Franklyn & Brendan Connor were brought up within a secretive and highly controversial cult known as ‘The Family’. Born out of the hippy movement in 1968 and founded by David Berg ‘The Family’ was an extreme Christian cult whose members believed in something called ‘The System’. Other children brought up within the cult include the actors River and Joaquin Phoenix. As children the twins were deprived of access to information from outside of their commune. Without access to mainstream media their knowledge of the world was limited to the teachings and interactions they gained from other cult members. At sixteen the boys turned their backs on The Family and ran away from home. After several years riding the freight trains they settled in the Brooklyn area of New York. Having been starved of information for so many years Franklyn and Brendan were initially overwhelmed by the outside world but soon developed an insatiable curiosity and a remarkable appetite to learn. They developed a system whereby each of them would read, watch and discover things independently and then share them with one another via a series of notebooks and sketchpads. This interaction developed into making art together, a process they describe as ‘trying to make sense of the world.’ Their often humorous work is steeped in references to both historical and popular culture and presents an almost anthropological view of contemporary western society. Now in their early twenties the twins split their time between New York and Missouri. *the connor brothers are fictional characters created by the artists known as the connor brothers

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