In Self Portrait 1, Conroy's gaze is downward so that we are immediately intrigued by the artist's self-absorption and introspection.

Pink, black and white strips mark out the space in which he presents himself, the white strips forming a cross-like configuration. This immediately makes the viewer feel that some sort of inner struggle or turmoil is ongoing.


Marlborough Fine Art.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
0141 276 9599

Opening times

Mon – Thu and Sat, 10am – 5pm
Fri and Sun, 11 – am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec, 1 – 2 Jan and from 12.30pm on 31 Dec

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