“Hey babe don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine from the shop on the way back from work”

Josef Neet

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“Where to begin… This is quite a hard painting for me to talk about. It is not necessarily emotional but it really just poured out of me quite frantically. It is almost as if there were several people painting at one time, each using different materials, house paint, fillers, crayons, nails, pencils… I can recall painting the entirety in one blast and the paint and materials going everywhere in the room. I needed a focal point to the painting but I couldn’t quite grasp it, the centre where the pink rectangular piece is just wouldn’t stick. This transposed into layers and layers of experimentation until a big pink slab of paint finally stuck. At this point, it was the first time I started using a “knots and crosses” styled motif which is for me the most rudimentary and naïve piece of figurative schooling one can introduce. The fainted writing beneath the centre which reads OH-OH-G-H-9-O is intended to be completely nonsensical and inspired from an obscure song from the 80’s called Eat Y’self Fitter by a band called The Fall. The song breaks into a long passage scatting this computer-code-like text which fits nicely with the absurdity of this painting.”

DIMENSIONS | 100 x 125 cm
MEDIUM | Oil, Acrylic & Watercolours on Canvas (unframed)
AUTHENTICITY | Signed certificate of authenticity


Five years ago, I was longing for a home and living a hundred miles away from where I grew up, squatting an art studio in Berlin with my friends. It all got a bit pear-shaped so we left for Copenhagen then Paris and eventually getting into some sketchy situations.

Then art came into my life and I knew it was a powerful thing happening within. I come from this post-industrial place where you say you want to be an artist and they would ask you why, so I have always felt embarrassed.

“A lot of people expected me to quit but I knew I had nothing to lose which is a good place to be when you start something.”

It takes that one person to make a snarky comment if you allow them to and they can destroy what you are trying to create. Everything was fair game and I wasn’t interested in what they thought about me. The only permission I needed was my own.

I try not to get too bogged down with the clichés and expectations of being an artist. Working long hours in various jobs has given me this strong work ethics and I can really go at something without being too precious about it. Kind of go go go.

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