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Brian Neish

Born in Derby, England, in 1962. He obtained a First Class Honors Degree in Art and Art Education at King Alfred’s College, Winchester in 1985, and later completed a post-graduate year of study at Dartington College of Arts in Devon. Until 2010 he enjoyed a highly successful career teaching Art and Art Education, principally at the Universities of Chichester and Southampton. Following a period of focused research based on ageing surfaces on architectural features such as walls, doors, shutters and panels, his work explores the expressive qualities provided by the multiple layering of oil paint to invoke feeling and a tangible sense of the passing of time. Paint is never scraped off to mirror the way that our memories and experiences cannot be stripped out either. His work always evolves from what has gone on before. Currently he is working on collaborations with artists in Stockholm and Berlin. His work can be seen in public institutions in the UK and is currently represented by London Contemporary Art and Ivy Brown Gallery in New York City.