• John McCarthy Art

John McCarthy Art

Modern abstract art first emerged in the early 20th century. Artists of the Cuban era and the Impressionist period introduced a different way to create and view paintings. Void of realism, the mind was forced to contemplate different angles and shapes, textures, and dimensions. The result was perplexing to art critics because of a lack of historical significance. However, the free form of multi-dimensions and exploding color has brought new life to modern abstract art as a classification.


John McCarthy, of upstate New York, found his passion for abstract painting in the early 1990s when he started his education at Otis Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles. Continuing as an artist in residence in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, McCarthy discovered a way to express his visions and dreams of nature's elements on paper and canvas.


Today, John McCarthy is a highly sought-after artist within the modern abstract art establishment. His work has been displayed in galleries across America and internationally. Japan is a favorite spot for John to explore subjects for his work in mediums that include oil, acrylic, mixed media, and collage.


The suggestive nature of poetry with sound explodes from many of the original pieces of this artist. Watching how the colors and shapes interact within a canvas gives a different meaning to each individual that studies the artwork. Nature has a way of stirring emotion with sounds and movement. Absent still life, modern abstract art is able to address the soul in a new and dramatic sense. John McCarthy has captured the intrigue that is held within most of us for creating the beauty in our own minds.


John's work has been exhibited on the set of Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. for CBS and honored on NBC Las Vegas and Parenthood. In addition, many paintings are owned by private collectors in the US and abroad.


The techniques used in modern abstract art differ from the traditional rules of painting. Instead of learning procedures and using proven methods to form an individual realism of objects, shapes, forms, colors, and lines are used to form independence from reality. The imagination is allowed to be free and create new opinions and pictures.


John McCarthy is a master at providing clients with a wide variety of media for modern abstract paintings that can capture a mood and draw upon emotion. His unique creations are fitting for any room in your home with the ability to make the mind pause and ponder.


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