About



Harry was born in 1990 in London and grew up mainly in Kent, UK. After graduating with a BA in languages, he entered journalism as a producer and went on to spend five years working with the BBC World Service. Going freelance in 2019, Harry turned his attention to fine art, holding his first solo exhibition at FLÆÐI Gallery in Reykjavík, Iceland in 2021.




CV



Residencies

February-May 2021

Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

June 2021

ArtsIceland, Ísafjörður, Iceland

July 2021

Queer in Iceland residency, Neskaupstaður, Iceland


Exhibitions

Black Lake

Genesis Cinema Gallery, London, UK
(December 2021-January 2022)


FLÆÐI, Reyjavík, Iceland
(July 2021)


Education

2016-2017

MA International Relations, King’s College London

2009-2013

BA Oriental Studies, Oxford University


Work




Hike
Soft pastel on paper, 20x20cm
£80 original / £30 giclée print



Route One, near Vík
Charcoal on paper, 30x42cm
£300 original / £50 giclée print



Passing [iii]
Graphite on paper, 30x42cm
£300 original / £50 giclée print (limited edition of 10)



Vestrahorn, blue hour
Soft pastel on paper, 20x31cm
£300 original / £50 giclée print



Passing [i]
Graphite on paper, 30x42cm
£300 original / £50 giclée print (limited edition of 10)



Son Doong Cave
Watercolour on paper, 30x42cm
£250 original / £50 giclée print



Húna bay [ii]
Charcoal on paper, 55x73cm
£500 original SOLD / £80 giclée print



Húna bay [i]
Gouache on paper, 17x21cm
£300 original SOLD / £50 giclée print



Passing [ii]
Graphite on paper, 30x42cm
£300 original / £50 giclée print (limited edition of 10)



Snow to rain
Soft pastel on paper, 21x29cm



Goðafoss rapids
Charcoal on paper, 38x56cm
£350 original SOLD / £70 gyclée print




Skagaströnd sunset sketch
Watercolour on paper
£50 original



Westfjords driving [i]
Mixed media on paper, 20x20cm
£75 original SOLD / £30 giclée print



Mountain near Ísafjörður (detail) Charcoal and soft pastel on paper





Walking to the black lake [i]
Charcoal and soft pastel on paper


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Walking to the black lake [ii]
Charcoal and soft pastel on paper, 20x150cm


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Morning light
Compressed charcoal and soft pastel on paper, 84x460cm

£800 original




Pefkoulia
Watercolour and charcoal on paper



Gribble Bridge [i]
Watercolour and charcoal on paper



Gribble Bridge [ii]
Watercolour and charcoal on paper



Gribble Bridge [iii]
Gouache on paper



Gribble Bridge [iv]
Watercolour and charcoal on paper


Sketchbook





Photography




Thessaloniki [i], 2020

Polperro, 2021

End of shift, 2021

Barra, 2021

Meteora sun, 2020

Rite of passage, 2021

Full moon, 2021

Sunset peaks, 2021



Exhibitions



Black
Lake





Genesis Cinema Gallery

10 December 2021-24 January 2022 

93-95 Mile End Road, London, E1 4UJ
With thanks to Dark Yellow Dot


ABOUT: “Harry Darkins is a visual artist primarily depicting landscapes in drawing, painting and photography. He seeks to capture the beauty and atmosphere of fleeting moments in the natural world. His exhibition Black Lake features works inspired by approaching storms, dawn-lit mountains, serene waterscapes and other scenes he has experienced in Iceland and elsewhere. Also presented is a series of drawings depicting the 2021 volcanic eruption in Iceland, where Harry takes different moments from his journeys to the site and reimagines them as singular ‘panoramic events’.”



PAST:

FLÆÐI
15-20 July, 2021
Vesturgata 17, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland



ABOUT: “In his first solo exhibition, Harry Darkins (UK) presents a series of drawings, paintings and photographs inspired by Iceland’s landscapes. Approaching storms, turbulent river rapids, and dawn-lit mountains are among the scenes he depicts using media including charcoal, pastel, graphite and gouache. Black Lake also features a series of drawings of the Fagradalsfjall eruption, in which Harry takes different moments from his journeys to the new volcano and reimagines them as singular ‘panoramic events’.”