Darren MacPherson’s paintings make use of strong and bold colour, shape and mood. Working with acrylic and spray paint gives MacPherson’s art the sense of immediacy and impact that comes with graffiti. His paintings are a postmodern mash-up of street art, cartoons, and the inversion of iconic cultural branding.
His current focus is on the concept of pareidolia, the notion of locating an image or a recognisable pattern within a place it shouldn’t be.
“The side profiles I’m painting are all abstract paintings which I then search for recognisable facial features, I don’t add any paintwork to the finished piece, only that which blocks out the surrounding areas”