Anthony McCarthy B 1974

Manchester based artist Anthony McCarthy's drawings are a detailed exploration of urban life in Manchester and Salford. Recent works depict Rylands library, Vinyl Exchange on Oldham Street, Lowry Art Centre Salford and Central Library. McCarthy's obsessive use of pen and ink are utilised to build up lines and layers adding depth and a unique quality to each of the drawings. McCarthy has an eye for detail; streets and buildings are meticulously excavated onto paper.

McCarthy is inspired by graphic design and printmaking having studied these techniques in detail while at university. More importantly, McCarthy's work has parallels with the work of L S Lowry. Given that McCarthy has worked with the Lowry collection of paintings and drawings for over ten years it is easy to see how he has been inspired. Like Lowry, the architecture in McCarthy drawings tower over any human activity; the everyday presents itself through a web of lines and intensive perspectives.

Exhibitions


Lowry Centre, Salford - several exhibitions.

John Rylands Library, Manchester - Capturing the City 2012

John Rylands Library, Manchester - The Space Between 2014

Salford City Gallery - Through the Keyhole 2015 - 3 of Anthony's works in this exhibition were purchased for the Gallery's permanent collection

In 2015 he was commisioned by Manchester City Football club depict their Football Academy stadium, this work is now housed in situ.

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Anthony McCarthy - A Walk near Selfridges

Anthony McCarthy

A Walk near Selfridges

Mixed Media

8½ x 9¾ ins (21.59 x 24.77 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Across The Quays Salford

Anthony McCarthy

Across The Quays Salford

Mixed Media on Paper

3 x 5¾ ins (7.62 x 14.61 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Blackpool Illuminations

Anthony McCarthy

Blackpool Illuminations

Mixed Media on Paper

6 x 8 ins (15.24 x 20.32 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Manchester Town Hall

Anthony McCarthy

Manchester Town Hall

Mixed Media

6.5 x 3 ins (16.51 x 7.62 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Media City UK

Anthony McCarthy

Media City UK

Mixed Media

9¾ x 8½ ins (24.77 x 21.59 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Quay View

Anthony McCarthy

Quay View

Mixed Media on Paper

2 x 5½ ins (5.08 x 13.97 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Red Bus, Harrods, Knightsbridge

Mixed Media on Bag

12¼ x 15½ ins (31.12 x 39.37 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Regent Street, London

Anthony McCarthy

Regent Street, London

Mixed Media

16 x 15½ ins (40.64 x 39.37 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Regent, Street, London

Anthony McCarthy

Regent, Street, London

Mixed Media

8 x 7 ins (20.32 x 17.78 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Salford Quays at Night

Anthony McCarthy

Salford Quays at Night

Mixed Media on Paper

3 x 6 ins (7.62 x 15.24 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Selfridges

Anthony McCarthy

Selfridges

Mixed Media

4¾ x 5¾ ins (12.07 x 14.61 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - St Phillips Salford

Anthony McCarthy

St Phillips Salford

Mixed Media

5 x 3½ ins (12.70 x 8.89 cms)

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Anthony McCarthy - Towards The Lowry at Night

Anthony McCarthy

Towards The Lowry at Night

Mixed Media on Paper

6¼ x 3 ins (15.88 x 7.62 cms)

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General Information

Opening Times
Tues - Sat 10.00am - 5.30 pm
All other times by appointment

Contact

Clark Art Ltd
155, Ashley Road, Hale
Cheshire, WA14 2UW

Tel: +44 (0)161 929 5150
Mobile: +44 (0)7973 755680
Email: art@clark-art.co.uk