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Josef Neet

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£350.00

“There is an alien feel to this painting, something not quite right to the eye but very appeasing at the same time. The blue square shapes look like a form of alien language of some sort, uniform with slight variations in them. As with most of my work, an additional layer of depth is created by the painting beneath this painting trying to break out. I really tried to keep it as minimal as possible which is unusual so this is a unique piece of work for me. For this piece, I used cardboard pressed against the canvas and carboard tubes to create the white circles. I can also recall scratching the canvas with nails… There is definitely something very primitive about it.”

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

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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