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Nat Connacher

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Rising, 2013 Acrylic & Watercolor Paper Sheet 22"x30" © ©2013 Nat Connacher
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Sun Glow, 2013 Acrylic & Watercolor Paper 22"x30" © ©2013 Nat Connacher
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Light Strike, 2013 Acrylic & Watercolor Paper 22"x30" © ©2013 Nat Connacher
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Typographic Nude, Blue 1, 2007 Acrylic 36 X 36 © © 2008 Nat Connacher
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Typographic Nude, Yellow 1, 2006 Acrylic 36 X 36 © 2008 Nat Connacher
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Typographic Landscape - Teal, 2007 Acrylic 30 X 90 © 2008 Nat Connacher
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Typographic Landscape, Blue 2, 2007 Acrylic 36 X 36 © 2008 Nat Connacher
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Typographic Landscape, Red 1, 2004 Acrylic 48 X 48 © 2008 Nat Connacher
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Typographic Expression, Joy, 2009 Acrylic & Charcoal 24 X 24 © Nat Connacher
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Typographic Expression, Hope, 2009 Acrylic & Charcoal 24 © Nat Connacher
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Typographic Expression, Excite, 2009 Acrylic & Charcoal 24 © Nat Connacher
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Birth year
1961
Lives in
Stamford, CT USA
Works in
Stamford, CT USA
Schools
Yale University
Tags
landscape, modern, abstract, conceptual
Statement

The liberation of letterforms from their recognized social function is the foundation for my abstract paintings. The new forms I create, allow me to explore the conflict between external and internal expectations in our personal lives. By painting bold, large, graphic, simple and colorful abstractions of letterforms, I highlight the boundaries that shape our feelings, self-image, and our relationship with the world.

These abstractions are a metaphor for our human landscape. The shapes and edges are expressions of vulnerability and pain in the search for intimacy.

We are all trying to discover who we are in a society that projects personal success in terms of position, wealth and looks. In reality, those things have nothing to do with who we are or want to be. It is in those moments of tension against what is told to us and what we know is true that I find the inspiration for what I do.