Expanding the boundaries of abstract art, Haggerty creates his own distinct visual language through the exploration of form and perception.
Since the late 1990s, he has created paintings and drawings that actively engage the viewer through the recurrent use of line and colour to convey movement. In previous works, alter- nate light and dark lines are hand-painted on canvas, wood and – more recently – aluminium, using stencils; the lines become actively dimensional, reshaping and animating the surface they are painted on.
Over time, the artists practice has evolved to encompass shaped canvases and three-dimen- sional work. Taking the pared-down language of abstraction associated with Formalism as a point of departure, Haggerty draws on in uences ranging from Minimalism to Pop and Op Art.
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