Craig McClure AKA Magic Darts
Visual Artist | Creative Director Born: Scotland, 1985 Arrived in New Zealand: 2007
Craig McClure is a Hamilton based artist and works from his studio at the Meteor Theatre. McClure’s work includes paintings and drawings, performance and installation as well as illustration, murals and zines. More recently McClure has been collaborating with local artists to create immersive artworks/installations where in addition to his paintings, there are soundscapes and lighting special effects; Plumbum 2019, Shadowlands, 2020, Mesoverse 2020.
Inspired by a childhood packed with American comic books and cartoons, art stopped and started between Saturday morning television and superheros. Craig McClure’s work today is an amalgamation of contemporary painting and comic book illustration. He makes bodies of new paintings and drawings in a non-theoretical manner in the studio, weaving experience and subconscious ideas into his mark making, treating the works as Rorschach tests until they reveal an end point compositionally or through narrative.
Repeated ideas and motifs are Influenced by technology, science-fiction, overheard conversation, social commentary, political observation and humour.
You can follow McClure AKA Magic Darts on Instagram @magic.darts or by visiting his website craigmcclure.com