Daniel MacCarthy’s work encompasses painting, printmaking and drawing. He uses a combination of photography, observation and memory to create poignant works that address our emotional connection to the landscape. The intersection of the man-made with the natural world form the basis of his most recent paintings, in which references to mythology and personal memories are subtly intertwined to create elusive narratives. Whether in allegorical motifs such as the reoccurring use of the nettle or complex characters such as the forager, MacCarthy’s work transports the viewer to a place that sits between reality and fantasy.
MacCarthy studied at the Royal Drawing School in London and is a recipient of the Sidney Nolan Trust Resident Artist Award. His work is in the collections of Stella McCartney, London; Dumfries House, Scotland; The Peninsula Hotel, London (selected by Peter Marino); The Moritz-Heyman Collection, Tuscany; The Branca Collection in Milan. He has exhibited with Fitzrovia Gallery, London; Hastings Contemporary; Galera San Soda, Milan.