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Photograph of Artist JOHN MCCARTHY
JOHN MCCARTHY
Christiansted, - Virgin Islands (United States)



, Stone Idol, Representational, $105
, Savannah Moon, Abstract, $10,500
, Story Of Red Monkey Head , Abstract, $10,500

Art Starting At $105

Artist Statement

"Chaos for me breeds images." -- Francis Bacon JFM Theory: Chaos is the ultimate order. The energy embodied in John McCarthy's art springs from a chaos that exists at a level that far surpasses the categories of abstract expressionism and other forms of so-called "accidental art." It is a place where the meaningful and the meaningless can playfully co-exist; where reason and the illogical exist side by side; where the details are always superior to the whole; where chaos is the ultimate order, where a lightning bolt of paint ignites texture and impasto in an electric explosion of conscious thought and anxious action. It represents a separate multiverse - where opposing sides forever reverse, replace each other and merge. Conversely, the rules of the world can also be seen as reversals, betrayals, plot twists, double identities, traps, time warps, black holes, rebellions in consciousness, metamorphoses and the big bang. McCarthy's paintings are shards of broken-glass paint that re-define a cubist view of chaos theory. They are atomic or subatomic explosions of colors like nothing that has come before. Look closely at the rivers of color represented in his action painting and see if you can decipher how they are produced. Just as Zeus' lightning bolts were a gift from The Cyclops, John's art is a byproduct of the subconsious and conscious minds, a blitzkrieg of paint unleashed onto a yielding canvas. The "King of Pitched paint" could match swords with Zeus...   Read More

Original Artworks (9)

John Mccarthy; Saint Thomas Carnival 2013, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241  oil paint, paint chips on canvas                  ...
John Mccarthy
Original Oil Painting, 2013
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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John Mccarthy; Evelyn The Lunger, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  oil and found objects on canvas                 ...
John Mccarthy
Original Oil Painting, 2013
30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
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John Mccarthy; Barn Sunrise, 2013, Original Digital Art, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241      limited edition of 100                ...
John Mccarthy
Original Digital Art, 2013
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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John Mccarthy; Suburbia, 2013, Original Digital Art, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241     limited edition of 100               ...
John Mccarthy
Original Digital Art, 2013
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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John Mccarthy; Stone Idol, 2013, Original Digital Art, 48 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241    limited edition of 100              ...
John Mccarthy
Original Digital Art, 2013
48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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John Mccarthy; Savannah Moon, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  oil on canvas     ...
John Mccarthy
Original Oil Painting, 2010
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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John Mccarthy; Story of Red Monkey Head ..., 2009, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241   oil on canvas    ...
John Mccarthy
Original Oil Painting, 2009
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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John Mccarthy; Confetti Cyclone, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  oil on canvas   ...
John Mccarthy
Original Oil Painting, 2008
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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John Mccarthy; Canals of Mars, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241   oil on canvas, a thrown- paint action painting  ...
John Mccarthy
Original Oil Painting, 2011
48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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