Adam Neate: Dimensionalist Painter
2 – 31 October 2015
Adam Neate 2015, Feeding Time
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms announce the opening of a new exhibition by British Dimensionalist artist Adam Neate. Featuring 25 new works, ‘Adam Neate: Dimensionalist Painter’ charts Neate’s unique artistic ouvre, delving deep into his iconic production. Featuring both classic subjects, such as portraiture and self-portraiture, and experimenting with new themes, Neate continues to push the boundaries of his trademark complex narrative research and artistic technique.
Neate’s subject matter is often the ‘everyday’, the mundane, distilling and encapsulating both the domestic rituals and the unavoidable monotony of routine in human relationships. It is his unparalleled approach to three-dimensional sculptural painting that makes Adam Neate one of the most original and inventive figurative artists of our generation.
Neate – a self-taught artist – first came to public attention in 2008, when he left one thousand paintings on the streets of London during the course of one single night (14th November 2008), for people to take, or leave at will. This guerrilla event. entitled ‘The London Show’, inspired an estimated 50,000 people to take the streets of every London borough to search for 1,000 original works between dusk and dawn.
When discussing his techniques, developed over a decade and always evolving, Neate speaks of challenging the two dimensional notion of painting on a flat canvas and refers to the ‘mathematics of composition’ and ‘rhythm and harmony’ that invite viewers to engage with the picture in front of them.
The dimensional aspect of his pieces have to be seen in person to be completely appreciated; this is not incidental, as the artist invites us to appreciate the materiality and reality of his work – a reaction against social media’s rapid consumption and flat distribution of arts and culture.
Adam Neate’s work is coveted by passionate and discerning collectors on an international level; with the emerging art markets in China, Singapore and the Far East currently counting his most enthusiastic collector base.
Address: 1-3-5 Flitcroft Street, London, WC2H 8DH
Exhibition Runs: 2 – 31 October 2015
Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday 12 – 7pm; Saturday 11am – 5pm
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About Adam Neate
Adam Neate (Born 1977) is a British painter. He sepcialised in painting urban art on recylced cardboard, and has left thousands of works in the street for anyone to collect. He is a contributor from the movement in transferring street art into galleries. Neate’s street art has garnered global interest, hacing often been documented on CNN reports and European television. His work is included in
Adam Neate (born 1977) is a British painter. He specialised in painting urban art on recycled cardboard, and has left thousands of works in the street for anyone to collect. He is a contributor from the movement in transferring street art into galleries. Neate’s street art has garnered global interest, having often been documented on CNN reports and European television. His work is included in major collections in 32 countries around the world, and international critics have lauded the artist’s work. Since 2011 Neate has been mastering his own language of ‘Dimensional Painting’. His work has gained recognition from the National Gallery, the Tate, and the National Portrait Gallery.
Since 1984 the gallery at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms has become renowned for specialising in the work of both counter culture and contemporary artists and have consistently held shows of the highest calibre featuring both International and British artists. Previous exhibitions include Brazilian artists Lygia Pape (1990) and Amilcar de Castro (1996); American artists José Parlá (2007 – 2011) and KAWS (hosting his first European solo show ‘#@!*$: RECENT WORKS’ in 1992); and European artists such as Boris Tellegen from Holland and Adam Neate from UK.
The extraordinary gallery, with its impressive 2000 sq metre exhibition space, and further 500 sq metre studio space is located in the heart of the West End of London. It was purpose built, in 1904, to paint backdrops for theatre settings. With its 9-metre high glass roof, it offers not only a unique exhibition venue, but has provided facilities for artists to work in residence, often producing site specific work.
For 27 years Elms Lesters Painting Rooms represented a stable of up to 14 internationally acclaimed artists; in 2011, the gallery directors made the decision to change their modus operandi, and now work solely with British dimensional painter ADAM NEATE, representing him exclusively world-wide. Since 2010 they have successfully exhibited the work of ADAM NEATE at international art fairs in Asia and the Far East, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei (Taiwan) and Beijing (China). www.elmslesters.co.uk