The trademark of world renowned artist Conor Mccreedy’s work is his bespoke Mccreedyblue colour - a scientific engineering of five blue pigments on a myriad of materials including Belgian linen. Characterised equally by audacity and heritage, his works are powerful, dynamic and genuinely hypnotic. Art critics have described the Mccreedyblue colour as having an “unspeakable effect”. He has extended this unique pigment creating his own natural glow pigment known as “Illuminatus” which explodes light particles in the darkness. The incredible reaction can be seen in a mesmerising collection of paintings as well as a luxury coffee table created as its own piece of art.
INSPIRED IN AFRICA
Growing up in the heart of Africa, Mccreedy developed an intimate knowledge and acute awareness of the movements of the ocean and animals on safari, not only with his foundation to protect African lions but also hundreds of species. Whether it is a pride of lions, an Olympic downhill ski racer or a spiralling revolution, you can feel and experience the exhilaration of being there in an instant Named the most famous artist in South Africa and on the continent, he has the eyes of an eagle and the brilliant ability to capture these movements in his original creations.
TABLES, CANDLES AND TIMELESS SCULPTURES
When Mccreedy created The “Illuminatus” Table, it was the first time phosphor had ever been liquidised into the Mcreedyblue pigment. His trademarked technology combines hand crafted Swiss seamless design and perfectly cut angles, creating a revolutionary art experience, much like the precision behind Swiss made watches and Formula One™ cars. A one of a kind painting is created in each unique table.
Mccreedy is extending this technology into Timeless Sculptures in a mega oversized hour glass design as a lawn sculpture. Filled with the Mccreedyblue Illuminatus pigment, it will make for a sensational launch at an upcoming summer lawn party on the private estate of one of his collectors in Sussex, UK. His art is carried through to an aromatic candle (The essence of Mccreedyblue), evoking the mighty oceans of the southern tip of Africa and the calm breeze of the Mediterranean.
THE WORLD’S FIRST LUXURY CONTEMPORARY ART BRAND
Mccreedy’s pioneering style is redefining the way contemporary art is collected, created and perceived. Based on Mccreedy’s successful contemporary art creations, he and his team are creating the world’s first luxury art brand. The paintings, drawings, tables, candles and sculptures are only the beginning as there is much more to come in the form of a digital art app called ArtTell, as well as collaborations and partnerships with innovative brands around the world. CONORMCCREEDY SA was founded as joint stock company in 2015, and the company has completed a first round of investing to provide a strong platform for future brand expansion. In late 2014. Bloomberg Markets TV conducted an interview and described Mccreedy as the next luxury brand.
LAUNCH OF NEW ZURICH ATELIER
You can feel the excitement and energy surrounding the launch of the new flagship atelier at Schipfe 2/8 in Zurich, where Mccreedy has set up his headquarters. The exclusive VIP opening will take place in summer June 2016. The bold new atelier is located on the banks of the famous Limmat River, alongside many of the world’s leading luxury brands.
EXHIBITIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Mccreedy has produced sold out shows around the world from New York, to Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Zurich.
His work can be found in major US, South African, German, French Swiss, British Australian and Asian private collections. He sold the record number of paintings for any single artist at the Kunst14 Zurich art fair.
ABOUT THE ARTIST & FOUNDER
Born an Aquarius in 1987 in Johannesburg, he is also a Fire Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac.
Favourite quote: ”Once you have tasted flight, you shall walk the earth with your eye skywards, for there you have been and there you shall long to return.”
Leonardo da Vinci
Mccreedy‘s greatest inspirations: Picasso, Chanel, Armani, Magritte and his family.
GIVING BACK Founder of the Protecting African Lions Foundation (PAL).
Getting away: His Botswana game lodge amid the exotic palm trees that are always in his drawings.