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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
Taymour Grahne Projects
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
Taymour Grahne Projects
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Notting Hill
15.05.21 – 18.06.21
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Evie O’ConnorWhat Will Become of Us ?

Taymour Grahne Projects is pleased to launch its second London gallery location with the inaugural show: What Will Become of Us?, a solo exhibition by London based artist Evie O'Connor, opening May 15, 3 - 6pm at our NOTTING HILL space.

Evie O’Connor

Sunset Marquis

2021

Oil on panel

20 x 15 cm. / 8 x 6 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Faena Pool

2021

Oil on panel

25.5 x 20.5 cm. / 10 x 8 in.

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Evie O’Connor

La Colombe d’Or

2020

Oil on panel

20 x 15 cm. / 8 x 6 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Poolside

2020

Oil on panel

20 x 15 cm. /8 x 6 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Cote d’Azur

2020

Oil on panel

20 x 20 cm. / 8 x 8 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Biscayne Blvd

2021

Oil on panel

20.5 x 15 cm. / 8 x 6 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Land of The Beautiful People

2020

Oil on panel

25.5 x 20 cm. / 10 x 8 in.

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Evie O’Connor

The Party

2020

Oil on panel

20 x 20 cm. / 8 x 8 in.

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Evie O’Connor

The Party

2020

Oil on panel

20 x 20 cm. / 8 x 8 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Miami Waters

2020

Oil on panel

20 x 20 cm. / 8 x 8 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Art Basel Opening Party

2021

Oil on panel

20.5 x 25.5 cm. / 8 x 10 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Private Sunset

2021

Oil on panel

35.5 x 46 cm. / 14 x 18 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Champagne Sunset

2021

Oil on panel

18 x 12.5 cm. / 7 x 5 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Biennale Dinner

2021

Oil on panel

15 x 20.5 cm. / 6 x 8 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Sushi Platter

2021

Oil on panel

20.5 x 15.5 cm / 8 x 6 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Damien Hirst with Lemon Tree, Venice

2021

Oil on panel

20.5 x 15.5 cm. / 8 x 6 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Delivery Down The Grand Canal

2021

Oil on panel

15.5 x 20.5 cm. / 6 x 8 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Boy and Ferrari, Monaco

2020

Oil on panel

25.5 x 20 cm. / 10 x 8 in.

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Evie O’Connor

40€ Negroni

2020

Oil on panel

20 x 15 cm. / 8 x 6 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Oysters

2020

Oil on panel

30.5 x 22 cm. / 12 x 9 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Annabel’s, Mayfair

2021

Oil on panel

46 x 35.5 cm. / 18 x 14 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Imagine (Gal Gadot)

2020

Oil on panel

10 x 10 cm. / 4 x 4 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Nobu, Malibu

2021

Oil on ceramic

Height: 36, Base: 12 cm. / Height: 14.1, Base: 4.7 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Nobu, Malibu

2021

Oil on ceramic

Height: 36, Base: 12 cm. / Height: 14.1, Base: 4.7 in.

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Evie O’Connor

South Beach

2021

Oil on ceramic

Height: 26, Base: 12 cm. / Height: 10.2, Base: 4.7 in.

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Evie O’Connor

South Beach

2021

Oil on ceramic

Height: 26, Base: 12 cm. / Height: 10.2, Base: 4.7 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Property Portfolios

2020

Oil on ceramic

H:30 x W:13 cm. / H:11.8 x W:5.2 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Property Portfolios

2020

Oil on ceramic

H:30 x W:13 cm. / H:11.8 x W:5.2 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Property Portfolios

2020

Oil on ceramic

H:30 x W:13 cm. / H:11.8 x W:5.2 in.

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Evie O’Connor

Property Portfolios

2020

Oil on ceramic

H:30 x W:13 cm. / H:11.8 x W:5.2 in.

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Evie O’Connor’s paintings examine, critique and ponder the confusing climate we find ourselves in. Her work asks personal and uncomfortable questions about the breeding ground of excess, that we all play a part in creating. It invites conversation surrounding class, which for her is necessary and long overdue, and dissects the often empty aspiration of the scenes she envisions. Performative affluence and sun-kissed elitism become galleries in themselves, creating vignettes of beautiful privilege that are both repulsive and idyllic in our world of pain, poverty and pandemics.

Using her own archive, review sites and the infinite images of social media to construct new scenes of escapism, her work plays with both our conscious and submerged desires to live in an Eden of beauty and satiated-desires. The seduction of wealth’s talismans all pad out our fantasy of a palm-filled Western mirage. The pool, a common symbol in her paintings, represents the small few who can afford to float freely in this atmosphere; seemingly without effort. Ostentatious supercars litter the Riviera, audibly demanding the attention of crowds before they even meet your eyes. Cocktail parties at exclusive hotels feature swarms of stars social climbers, artists and plus ones. A hive of the world’s bourgeois and the people who wish to belong to it. Property portfolios heaving with 8 figure estates decorate the surface of a vase. The scenes appear charming and harmless, but fundamentally represent greed and gross- inequality. They capture scenes and moments of the past, and lifestyles that may never be coming back.

This world of glimmering class showmanship has evidently uncovered a frightening issue of detachment, observing the parade of celebrity videos emerging in 2020. This culture of viral clips in the wake of global deaths and human rights protests was uncomfortable and bizarre. We became united in our bafflement at the depths of disconnection in front of us. However, this backlash still managed to get lost in the void of more non-information - the guilty parties retreating back to their sun loungers to wait out the storm. It begs the question, will those who live in cocoons of wealth ultimately become impermeable to reality, and if so, do we envy them for it?

Evie O Connor (b. 1993, Derbyshire, UK) is an artist living and working in London. She received a MA from Glasgow School of Art and a BA from London College of Fashion. Her work has been the subject of exhibitions in Shanghai, LA, London and Manchester, with an upcoming solo at Taymour Grahne Projects, London, in the spring. She is currently completing a residency at Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, and was previously artist in residence at Dumfries House.