The artist duo “The Connor Brothers” are fictional characters, a pseudonym. The couple broke into the art world when Franklyn and Brendan Connor, escaping a Christian cult that had cut them off from modern society as children, entered the art world. After fleeing at the age of 16, they were bombarded with new images and experiences that they found difficult to understand. In their efforts to create order, they processed the new world with the help of sketchbooks, from which a series of paintings would eventually emerge. These pieces were in turn sold in auction houses and galleries around the world.
They work beyond the canvas, blending truth and artistry to both delight and disorient their audience. Every interaction with their work plays with emotions, reality and the need for distraction.
Their success eventually made the story an obstacle, so they revealed themselves but kept their name. Although their identity became known, the fictional biography can still be found on their website, alongside the art they are jointly developing as a form of therapy.
While the duo is best known for their Pulp Fiction series – a host of Mills and Boon-inspired characters quoting Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw – the couple are not afraid to get involved in real trouble.