Lot 334 - Daniel MacCarthy - The Night Gardener
Watercolour on Gloss Paper
A6 (14x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
The intersection of the man-made with the natural world form the basis of my work. Negative capability; the capacity to accept mystery and doubt rather than the demand for certainty, provides a useful insight into my approach to painting. In allegorical motifs or more oblique atmospheres, the work seeks to capture a place where uncomfortable realities seep in; a search for belonging, a presentiment of loss, anxiety and entropy. Hope too is evident; nature, redemptive if indifferent, is cherished for all its tangled complexity.
TURPS Studio Programme - 2019 - 2020
Royal Drawing School - Post-Grad Diploma - 2009 - 2011
Sussex University - BA - Modern History - 2005 – 2008
04/2022 The Peace of Wild Things, The Sidney Nolan Trust, Wales
09/21 Things are in the Saddle - Galera San Soda, Milan, Italy
09/2022 - ALL THE LIVES WE EVER LIVED, Canopy COLLECTIONS at Cromwell Place
08/2022 - BEEP painting Biennial, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
05/2022 - Paintings made recently in Wales, curated by LLE, Bay Art Cardiff
03/2022 - The Front Room show, D Contemporary, Mayfair
03/2022 - Royal Watercolour Soc. open, Bankside Gallery, London
02/2022 - Dream baby Dream, Curated by painttalk, Fitzrovia Gallery
11/2021 - A Generous Space, Curated by Matt Buroughs, Hastings Contemporary
Otomys Gallery (Australia)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
These works are all watercolour or ink on paper. Studies like this are how I often get ideas for larger paintings. The characters can be seen as a cast of imagined figures who in occupying my inner landscapes act as a kind of conduit for my thoughts and emotions.
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