Darren James MacPherson

Artist Statement

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 work recalls personal territories that range from his city environment to his family history. Indian, Japanese and urban influences are prominent, along with intricate tattoo like motifs. Loose brushwork and layering inform his constant hunt for the perfect expression of a character.




Art in Mind London November 2017 to December 2017
Hampstead AAF June 2016
AAF Battersea London March 2016
Flux Exhibition London December 2015
Curio-City London February 2014 to March 2014
'People: A Figurative Exhibition' London July 2013
Grand Designs Live London May 2013
AAF Hampstead Heath Hampstead Heath October 2012 to November 2012
Conception Part 2 Belfast September 2012
Conception Part 1 London June 2012
London Calling Orange Country December 2011 to January 2012
The National Open Art Exhibition Chichester December 2011

Achievements & Awards

Artist of The Day Saatchi Art Winner 2014
Ten Artists To Watch Degree Art Winner 2014
Rise Art Top 10 Artist (The Other Art Fair) Best in Show Rise Art Winner 2012