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Conor Mccreedy is a renowned South African- born, artist. known for his richly textured, distinctively Monochromatic blue coloured, large-scale splash paintings. His trademark color is known globally as Mccreedyblue. Mccreedy has discovered an emotive power within the essential clarity of the materials that he uses to execute his paintings. Disciplined by single colors, focusing on material exploration, the creative gesture and the spiritual connection between the artist and his work. Mccreedy seeks to transcend visionary barriers, recently he has begun to work with his new colour know as Mccreedyred. He leaves some of his paintings untitled, with the intention of removing any choice or connection beyond the work’s urgent existence. The work itself becomes a memory and a artifact symbolic of the artist’s conversation with the raw material that brought the painting into creation. Mccreedy’s influences range from artists such as Yves Klein and Pablo Picasso to the monumental colourists such as Willem de Kooning and Gerhard Richter. Born in 1987 in Johannesburg, Transvaal. The artist currently lives and works between Zurich, Switzerland, Johannesburg, South Africa and London, United Kingdom. The natural inspirations come from his Southern African heritage, the consistent blue ocean, rich red sunsets and emerald green safari surroundings. Mccreedy’s eponymous blue series today can be found in major Russian, German, Swiss, South African, British, Australian, Chinese and US collections.