Paddy D'Arcy's work seeks to convey subjective moments of heightened perception, degrees of alternate cognitive experience and encounters with the metaphysical and unknown.
Utilizing skills from both traditional and contemporary eras, and merging them with aspects of street art, his paintings are created through a morphing of acrylics, aerosols and oils.
He juxtaposes figurative and organic forms in landscapes and spaces that resemble reality closely but where spatial relationships and patterns take on new, enhanced dimensions and heightened forms. He aims to convey the figures intrigue, and express a balance between unease and overwhelming joy.
"D'Arcy has taken on skills from both the graphic world and that of the old masters. His work has the ability to leak, drip and drift into the surreal or absurd, to become lucidly unreal and hallucinogenically real."- Dobz O Brien (Art/not Art)