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David Darcy

 
Artist
LONDON
United Kingdom
David Darcy
Artist
My paintings, sculptural works, and installations draw viewers into pleasurable, contemplative expanses. They are intense abstractions of humanity marked by a balance of movement within the frame or installation space. They encase equal parts sensation and inquiry.

When creating watercolour style paintings, I have adopted a signature process including Japanese Sumi-e inks. These are applied in much the same manner as watercolors, thought they inherently less yielding. That restriction allows for new approaches and methods. The results include brilliant, durable pigments rooted in mid-motion gestures. The palette and forms shift according to content and mood, but the inherent tenacity of effort remains consistent within this body of work.

While giving credit to the advancements of the Abstract Expressionists, I take a decidedly contemporary approach. I use the movement of form and line to express desire and vitality. These methods extend the French Tachisme approach into this postmodern era. Key influences include Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Frank Auerbach, and Norman Bluhm. Kiefer?s watercolours, and especially Essence/Ex-sistence, provide a favorable visual and philosophical point of departure. Richter?s adoption of chance operations and other experimentation support endless lines of inquiry. Auerbach?s approach to the paint medium emboldens my non-traditional methods and I affirm Bluhm?s commitment to pleasure.
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My paintings, sculptural works, and installations draw viewers into pleasurable, contemplative expanses. They are intense abstractions of humanity marked by a balance of movement within the frame or installation space. They encase equal parts sensation and inquiry.

When creating watercolour style paintings, I have adopted a signature process including Japanese Sumi-e inks. These are applied in much the same manner as watercolors, thought they inherently less yielding. That restriction allows for new approaches and methods. The results include brilliant, durable pigments rooted in mid-motion gestures. The palette and forms shift according to content and mood, but the inherent tenacity of effort remains consistent within this body of work.

While giving credit to the advancements of the Abstract Expressionists, I take a decidedly contemporary approach. I use the movement of form and line to express desire and vitality. These methods extend the French Tachisme approach into this postmodern era. Key influences include Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Frank Auerbach, and Norman Bluhm. Kiefer?s watercolours, and especially Essence/Ex-sistence, provide a favorable visual and philosophical point of departure. Richter?s adoption of chance operations and other experimentation support endless lines of inquiry. Auerbach?s approach to the paint medium emboldens my non-traditional methods and I affirm Bluhm?s commitment to pleasure.

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David Darcy is an Austrlian born Artist that lives in London where he has worked as an artist for the nine years.  He was educated at Edith Cowan University in Fine Arts where graduated with a first.  

He has links to many galleries and collectors across Europe, America and Asia. Where he has sold and exhibited.

Events

 

BRICK LANE GALLERY                  10th - 23rd January 2017

FRIEZE LONDON                           5th - 8th October 2016

FRIEZE NEW YORK                       4th - 13th May 2016

MIA ART FAIR                               4th - 12th March 2016   

Exhibitions

Bricklane Gallery 2016

The Nunnary 2015

White Star Gallery 2012

White Star Gallery 2009

Perth Muesem 2001

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AS EXPERIENCED PRODUCER OF LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC COMMISSIONS AND SMALLER PERSONAL PIECES.  DAVID DARCY HAS ENABLED, SUPPORTED AND CURATED MANY MAJOR PROJECTS, BOTH TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT.   HE HAS WORKED WITH ARCHITECTS, DEVELOPERS, COMMISSIONING BODIES AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ADVICE ON COMMISSIONING WORK BY DAVID DARCY, PLEASE CONTACT DAVID@DARCY-ARTS.COM

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