The Connor Brothers
Created by the artists, The Connor Brothers are fictional characters who as teenagers escaped a secretive Christian cult in America where they were brought up deprived of any information outside their commune. Overwhelmed by the outside world, they would share what they discovered about the modern world with each other through a series of notebooks and sketchpads which they then turned into works of art. It was their process of ‘trying to make sense of the world’.
Although the artists sold their work and became successful with this backstory, eventually it became a hindrance so they revealed their real identity. In fact, you’ll find the artists are based right here in London.
Their work is humorous and “explores the boundary between truth and fiction, and raises questions about how we construct meaning from experience,” says critic Hubert Weinstein.
In The Athenaeum, you’ll spot a few pieces by The Connor Brothers which we think matches our whimsical personality perfectly.