The Connor Brothers are the fictional creation of artists Mike Snelle and James Golding. They first entered the art scene as American twins brought up within an extremist Christian cult known as 'The Family.' At sixteen the twins escaped to Brooklyn where they began creating artworks in order to make sense of the world they had been deprived of.
The Connor Brothers have created several projects that focus on identity, privacy and playing with pop culture. They have a playful sense of humour and have worked with large media organisations to create elaborate hoaxes such as their redacted emails concerning Brexit and the possible creation of a new united Wales and Scotland. Other examples of work include adding speech bubbles to grand masters to add new life, meaning and humour to paintings.
The images I have selected to show here are all from the Pulp Fiction series of work which blur fiction and reality. The artworks tend to be display size mock ups of book covers or movie posters.
The Pup Fiction series are humorous but convey a darker history, the works are very reflective and indicate experience with sadness and mental health issues, much of the language used is that seen in negative spirals and depression. These artworks highlight a coping mechanism and a show how some use art to help with their own recovery.