Conor Mccreedy was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1987. A well-known contemporary artist residing in Zurich, his highly acclaimed work is based on his signature one-of-a-kind pigment known as Mccreedyblue. The tone is scientifically engineered from five blue pigments for the artist and he uses the hue on a myriad of materials, including a taut linen that is unique to Belgium. “I associate blue with intelligence, unity, stability and power,” he says. “A raw mysterious void of the ocean is my inspiration, the equalizer of mankind.”
Mccreedy has also created his own natural glow pigment known as Illuminatus, which explodes light particles in the darkness. The incredible reaction can be seen in a mesmerising collection of paintings as well as a luxury coffee table created as a work of art in its own right (the first time phosphor had ever been liquidised into the Mcreedyblue pigment).
Characterised equally by audacity and heritage, his works are powerful, dynamic and hypnotic, taking inspiration from life, the ocean and the energy around him - not least his South African heritage. Mccreedy has staged sold-out solo exhibitions around the world from New York to Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Zurich and his eponymous blue series can be found in major Russian, German, Swiss, South African, British, Australian, Chinese and US collections. He has expanded his creations to include coffee tables, candles, sculptures and paperweights, all inspired by his original paintings. In pursuit of the world’s first luxury art brand, Mccreedy plans to launch a digital art app called ArtTell, as well as further collaborations and partnerships with innovative international brands. Mccreedy has a flagship atelier at the exclusive Schipfe 2/8 in Zurich, along the banks of the Limmat River.