Art Inspo: The Connor Brothers

Franklyn and Brendan Connor were brought up in California, USA. Their childhood however was other than the norm, having been brought up under the controversial Christian group, ‘The Family’, started by David Berg. It takes its roots from the hippie movement in the 60’s, and is based around the notion of sharing love endlessly – but often without acknowledgement of traditions or norms held in the current society. Berg himself believed the idea of  ‘love the sinner, but hate the sin’ [1].  The group sheltered the Connor boys from outside the community confines, and it was only at 16 years of age that the boys decided to leave the group.

From this, Franklyn and Brendan were now exposed to a society that they had never witnessed. They were overwhelmed and curious about this new world they had been so long starved of. After travelling much of America, they settled in Brooklyn, New York. They developed a routine where, between the two, they would split learnings and tasks in all forms, and in turn, teach each other what they had discovered, often via drawings and writings. This developed into creating artworks as they ‘made sense of the world’.

Their pieces gives an insight into modern society and popular culture. It emits an almost nostalgic view on anthropological topics, and has a fascinating take on how we construct reality.

Take a look at some of their works from their ‘Pulp Fiction’ collection. You’ll be as fascinated, moved and intrigued as the rest of us…

Other pieces of work and their details can be found here.

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