Paul Darragh

Paul Darragh lives and works as an artist and designer in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. His painting practice traverses both the traditional canvases and large-scale murals and outdoor paintings. Each is produced in acrylic, house paint, spray paint and airbrush techniques, drawing on Darragh’s work as an abstractionist and his distinctive graphic sensibility. He uses flat colour to precisely render shapes and icons and manipulates depth using illusionistic shadows and patterns. His work is informed by and seeks to respond to global current events and cultural movements, such as machine learning, the Metaverse and the rise of misinformation online.

Artist Details

Mount Maunganui, Aotearoa New Zealand


Solo Exhibitions


Shape Up or Ship Out, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

POMOGRAPHY, Urban Break, Seoul, South Korea

Show Visions, TwentySix Gallery, Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington


IRL, Studio One Toi Tū, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Bemodern’s Metaverse, Space Gallery, Whanganui

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Group Exhibitions


Artists on Artists, Studio One Toi Tū, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

The Miles Award Show, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga


Defending Plurality, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

Fine Lines, Space Studios & Gallery, Whanganui

Treasured Art, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

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