Conrad Armstrong is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer & activist living and working in London. Born in Lambeth 1989, he has been mentored since 2007 as a protegee by renowned British Artist Maggi Hambling, CBE.
Conrad is a founding member of Vicious Collective, an experimental DIY arts community based in Hackney Wick. His personal work is about inversion and the city. His practice always involves the building and demolition of layers - both material and metaphysical - through thoughtful and violent processes. The language he uses is an urban dictionary of textures, symbols and feelings. Armstrong is constantly deconstructing his own practise, subverting the expectations of both painter and decorator.
The only thing that seems certain in the work of Conrad Armstrong is his fierce commitment to uncertainty and reinvention. Armstrong’s process of creation is a sensitive demolition.
Armstrong was described by art critic Norman Rosenthal as a ‘Constructivist Expressionist’. Featured 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, Vice, Judas Magazine, The Londonist, The Quietus, Nonagon (Hong Kong), Saatchi Gallery Magazine, So It Goes Magazine (USA), Another Magazine and FAD Magazine.
“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"