Size: 22"W x 28"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2011
One of my original silkscreen paper pieces that I did with my Pink guns clothing line. The guns are visible in this photo but sometimes they disappear in another light. The butterfly effect here is the idea that somethings that have a dark aesthetic to them can still appear beautiful. There is no violence in a butterfly and there are no butterflies in guns... So? What I'm trying to say really is that I consider these two things to be polar opposites. The paper has a black frame on it. The image is 19" x 25" inside black frame of paper. The paper came courtesy of MCA Chicago. and is 22 x 28" it also has a slight rip on top where it was in a really shitty frame. It will be delivered rolled up in tube for the buyer to have framed. Black frame with glass would be best. But that's up to the buyer. It has variation of original signature and actual signature on it in the lower left hand corner.
Poet. Artist. Designer. Filmmaker. Political Graffitist. Father. Lover. Fighter. Nicholas D Conlon was born as Nicholas Daniel Farelli in 1975. Without elaborating on that too much, He was born in the infirmary of a penitentiary in Fairfax, West Virginia. 10 years later he was adopted by his step-father Patrick Joseph Conlon. Before this addition to his life, Nicholas was raised by a single mother, a grandma and grandpa and his older sister of exactly 8 years. Nicholas grew up on the streets of Chicago in the 80's attending many different Catholic and public schools finally finishing his education with a degree in Theater from Southern Illinois University Carbondale His painting is influenced by his experiences growing up in the inner city. The people, the neighborhoods, television, movies, sports, gangs, drugs and alcohol, all of this first hand influenced the way Nicholas paints and writes and does any and all forms of art. He has been painting and writing and been involved in film and theatre production for over 30 years. Nicholas' work is beautiful from afar but up close it’s dirty, torn, ripped, non-conforming and it’s all over the board. It's meant to be touched, Felt and talked about. It's not one theme, not one style, not one medium. Nicholas' art is found in private collections all over the world and also the streets of LA and Chicago and all over the internet. He's been part of group exhibitions and solo shows in Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. After 6 years of theater, films, painting, writing on the back of paper napkins and slinging cocktails in Los Angeles, Nicholas moved back to Chicago where he continues to work in all mediums of art.