Cantys work is rooted in immersive hyper-reality, colour, affect theory and subculture. His work is structural, physical and expressive. The use of strong colours with raw imagery signify his experience within hyper-realities. Transportation of a viewer to another world, and the way viewers interact with his art in space are of the utmost importance for Canty.
James Canty is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design, having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Contemporary Practice. He specializes in relief print, mono print, video and installation. He is the co-founder of the Ragaire Collective, a collective set up to give a platform for local and international artists to exhibit with greater ease. James participated in the June 2018 residency session of Athena Standards and currently resides in Vietnam.