Rory McCartney Psycho Boogie @ Arch 402

Rory McCartney From: http://arch402.com25 March – 28 April 2011Open First Thursday 7th April 6-9 pmPsycho Boogie introduces a new series of drawings and paintings that continue the artist’s investigations of abstract imagery. Referencing the visual effects of Op Art 18th century marbling techniques and 60’s pop-psychedelia McCartney incorporates the erratic behaviour of materials to create powerful images that are spontaneously and organically formed. Against McCartney’s flat graphic backgrounds media such as oil resin pigment and lacquer react to emit an explosion of colour and pattern that is both arresting and surprising.McCartney’s work has been shown internationally in commercial galleries as well as public spaces including the Royal Academy and the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is the art director of Arena Homme plus magazine and lives and works in London.