Conrad Armstrong is an artist living and working in London. Born in Lambeth 1989, he has been mentored since 2007 by renowned British artist Maggi Hambling.
Conrad is a founding member of Vicious Collective, an experimental DIY arts community based in Hackney Wick, London. His personal work is about inversion and the city. His practice involves the building and demolition of layers - both material and immaterial - through a playful and often violent process. Armstrong is constantly deconstructing his own practice, seemingly free from the fear of failure, subverting the path of both painter and decorator. The only thing that seems certain is his fierce commitment to uncertainty and reinvention in a disciplined cycle of sensitive demolition.
Armstrong was described by art critic Norman Rosenthal as a ‘Constructivist Expressionist’. Listed as one of the top 10 artists to watch out for in 2017 by Artists and Illustrators Magazine, he has been featured in Articles by Love Magazine, ID Magazine, Vice Magazine, Judas Magazine, The Londonist, The Quietus, Nonagon (Hong Kong), Saatchi Gallery Magazine, So It Goes Magazine (USA), Another Magazine and FAD Magazine.
“Conrad Armstrong combines traditional observation with contemporary vision, producing work that is poetic and tactile.”
- Maggi Hambling CBE
“One of the most exciting emerging artists in London, morphing images of bucolic beauty together with a disturbed dystopian vision.”
- Jake Chapman
"The Shard inverted is a dagger to the truth"
- Iain Sinclair [on 'looking at the shard, thinking about the pyramids']
Portrait by Aurelie Lagoutte