Size: 96"W x 24"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
Proceeds from the sale of this work will go to the WWF
Part of my Frankie series. She's in there. From The Mother Ship to The Maitre D'. What's the difference? This piece is overtly symbolic of what is real and what really sucked. I'm no vegan but I know in my heart that this sucks for these animals too. I'm sorry. I love this piece. It's a conversation piece about what is right and what we do anyway. I want you to touch, feel and talk about my art. Does this piece scare you? Do you think that this slave ship motif is wrong or in bad taste? That's ironic. What should we do? Take away all the art? All the controversy all the statues? What would you like? I always say you want trees and flowers? Go outside. You want art that's going to make you feel something you come to me. Some people just want a good burger and be left alone. Think about it.
This piece goes well with my other painting a self portrait of my days asThe Maitre D'. Or a glorified janitor. Whatever, You got beef?
Please look at each piece separate. Each piece has its own identity. It's own characteristics. This is in a league of it's own. The Mother Ship.
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.