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Josef Neet

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£350.00

“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
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ARTIST BIO
JOSEF NEET

Josef Neet is an abstract artist whose unique works have gained the attention of the press such as The Business Insider. Having grown up in the post-industrial town of Loughborough, East Midlands before moving to London in 2013, Josef’s artistic practice is heavily influenced by his own life experiences. His varied fascination with abstract art, multi-media and collage leads him to explore art as child-like curiosity steeped in a sullen nostalgia.

At the centre of Josef’s practice is a raw creativity in his works of the movement and his uninhibited and instinctive approach to materials, composition and ideas. Drawing influence from Naïve art, behind the childlike simplicity and frankness of his work hides a deeper emotional layer that progressively unfolds.

“Art is an extremely powerful tool for self-expression. All those mixed feelings are said but unsaid within a medium that people can digest. They are an extension to different parts of me.”

Challenging conventions whilst allowing the viewer to gain an insight into the workings of the mind, Josef draws upon his sardonic wit to express uncomfortable truths often with a degree of scepticism. Through his gestural mark-making and expressive brushstrokes, the impression of spontaneity in Josef’s practice intends to produce a contemplative and meditative response in the viewer.

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Education | BA Television & Live Events, London College of Communication (UAL)

Featured | The Business Insider, 2019

Solo Exhibitions | Exit Everything, Streatham Space Project (London), 2019; Pretty Much a Living (London), 2019, Duke & Dexter pop up (London), 2019

Group Exhibitions | Underground On the Up, Silver Building (London), 2020

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