“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
Neil Wilson was born in 1976 and graduated from The Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury, specializing in Fine Art Painting.
From 2002 until 2016 Neil was employed at the Tate Modern gallery in Southwark, London. He held a variety of positions during this time, starting with gallery invigilation and concluding with infrastructure management. He lives and works in London.
Neil thinks of his artworks as combinations of elements: most importantly the organic and synthetic, transcribed through drawings, paintings and other inventions. These works reference the human body and are interpretative, inviting the viewer to move into a space of speculation. He is interested in our desires for beauty, technology and advancement.
During 2016 his focus expanded to include considering the human body as a site where matter and energy converge and interact.
From the beginning of 2018 Neil has moved forwards into producing abstract works. These are experiments to produce works that seek to achieve a sense of energy and movement using shape, colour and texture.
Neil prefers to produce drawings, (pencils, charcoal, inks, mixed media), and paintings, (gouache, acrylics, oils). His works usually begin with observation studies based on live subjects or photographs. Some works are more interpretive. His practise is to build these towards a particular narrative, although he also produces more conventional portraiture and figure-studies. and landscapes. In parallel to these approaches, Neil constructs digital or computer-generated imagery. This is employed as means to open up the creative process to new ideas, tools and means of production, which in turn, form fresh connections and perspectives.
Alongside his predominate processes Neil has also produced works in sculpture and design.
He can produce commission work, please send a PM with ideas and requirements.