The Art of Darrell Hagan
Darrell Hagan is award winning artist whose work explores a variety of interesting themes. He has worked in the Minneapolis Arts District for the last 20 years and continues to be a vital member of the community. His work examines the idea of environmental change and its affect on the many different animals and people that belong there. His work shows a respect for the surrealist masters that have come before and pays homage to artists of the twenty-first century.
His work has been featured in several galleries both here and around the county. City Pages and Pulse of the Twin Cities have used his images to promote local art events. He has collectors in several large cities who have also visited his studio/gallery in the Minneapolis area.
His acrylic paintings allow the viewer to feel as though they might walk into the scene by utilizing space and wide openness as a major part of the composition which makes the art about the hidden meanings inherent in the work. His intriguing command of color forms a common denominator throughout his body of work. It allows him to capture the provocative narrative between subject and surroundings. His spin on traditional figure work gives the work a presence that is both striking and seductive.
My acrylic paintings deal with a mixture of style and ideas, combining abstract ideas with color, along with more traditional figurative work.
My goal is to capture the innate human spirit and reveal a provocative narrative between the subject and its surroundings.
The intentional play with perspective allows the viewer to see the art as being much about composite space as it is about hidden meanings.
My influences come from several places:
friends, surrealism, erotica, and life experiences.
They help me create work that I hope will be both striking and seductive.