The paintings of Ian Hagarty are defined by distinct lines and structure that he creates through layering. The sharp angles and receding curves are made through using masking, acrylic, aerosol paint and a variety of polymer mediums and palette knives. The initial sensory overload gives way to a sense of calm.
Hagarty's artwork has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe in both public and private institutions, and international art fairs. Since being appointed to the faculty at Marshall University, his work has been featured in more than 50 exhbitions in cities such as Los Angeles, Rome, San Francisco, Cleveland, London, Paris and Brussels. The CES Gallery in Los Angeles and the gallery Montoro 12 Contemporary Art in Rome currently represent his artwork internationally.
Courtesy of River Gallery