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Darren James MacPherson

Darren James MacPherson

University of the Arts London (MA Painting , 2019)

London-based artist Darren Macpherson is a leading name in contemporary figurative and abstract art. Combining acrylics, oils and spray paint, the versatility of Darren’s style is only surpassed by the range of artistic influences that inform his art. Elements of Pop Art, Japanese street art, cartoons, Indian art and Abstract Expressionism all work to enhance Darren’s vivacious and bold style. Birds, femme fatales, punks and devils are recurring characters in Darren’s paintings. Darren is particularly drawn to depicting women, whether in a portrait or a figurative work, due to the sense of strength he sees in the female form.

Darren studied a Masters in Painting at the University of the Arts, London before making his way to the forefront of the contemporary figurative and abstract art scene. The expressive nature of Darren’s art has been picked up on by Time Out, who praised his “boisterous and colourful acrylic and spray paint work”, whilst Saatchi Art awarded him the prize of Artist of the Day and Degree Art included him in their Ten Artists To Watch.

For Darren, inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere. Be it nature, architecture or Italian Renaissance painting, these endless influences make up the exciting chaos that bursts out of Darren’s canvases. Acrylic paint has always been at the heart of Darren’s paintings as it allows him to go in any direction he wishes. The saturated tones and thick texture of acrylic is what gives Darren’s work an unparalleled sense of expressive energy.

30 × 30 × 0.4 cm
  • £395.00
29.7 × 21 × 0.2 cm
  • £195.00
25 × 25 × 4 cm
  • £295.00
25 × 25 × 4 cm
  • £295.00
42 × 30 × 0.2 cm
  • £395.00

Exhibitions

Art in Mind London Mon, 11/20/2017 to Mon, 12/18/2017
Hampstead AAF Thu, 06/09/2016 to Sat, 06/11/2016
AAF Battersea London Wed, 03/09/2016 to Sun, 03/13/2016
Flux Exhibition London Fri, 12/11/2015 to Mon, 12/14/2015
'People: A Figurative Exhibition' London Wed, 07/03/2013 to Sun, 07/07/2013
Grand Designs Live London Sat, 05/04/2013 to Sun, 05/12/2013
AAF Hampstead Heath Hampstead Heath Wed, 10/31/2012 to Sun, 11/04/2012
Conception Part 2 Belfast Sat, 09/01/2012 to Sun, 09/30/2012
Conception Part 1 London Fri, 06/01/2012 to Sat, 06/30/2012
London Calling Orange Country Thu, 12/08/2011 to Thu, 01/05/2012
The National Open Art Exhibition Chichester Thu, 12/01/2011 to Thu, 12/22/2011

Awards

Artist of The Day Saatchi Art Winner Fri, 10/10/2014
Ten Artists To Watch Degree Art Winner Wed, 01/01/2014
Rise Art Top 10 Artist (The Other Art Fair) Best in Show Rise Art Winner Thu, 11/22/2012

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