Approved: 04.09.2010

Neil Kilby

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Approved: 04.09.2010

I work across a range of media incorporating sculpture, painting, installation, sound and drawing.
The fundamental underlying theme of my work is identity, my own and the 'subcultures' that revolve around 'Rock & Metal'. I reach into my personal history and fix upon moments of recent culture which continue to hold a fascination for me. (This is an unashamedly nostalgic move) However I - of course

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

I work across a range of media incorporating sculpture, painting, installation, sound and drawing. The fundamental underlying theme of my work is identity, my own and the 'subcultures' that revolve around 'Rock & Metal'. I reach into my personal history and fix upon moments of recent culture which continue to hold a fascination for me. (This is an unashamedly nostalgic move) However I - of course - recognise the broader significance of this material and am preoccupied by the way popular culture, with its attendant groups, gangs and dramas manages to shape our belief systems, lifestyle choices and hopes for the future. My starting points are a range of subjects that cross a diverse and broad spectrum: Overheard conversations, sci-fi & horror films, football, skateboarding and, especially, music... My practice is very fluid and intuitive. I like to let an idea run off in unexpected directions rather than having a blueprint from which to work. However certain key reference points give my diverse practice coherence.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2005 - Neil Kilby, 45a Tudor Road, London 2003 - Neil Kilby, Dust, London 2002 - Neil Kilby, Dust, London 2001 - Neil Kilby, AJS Galley, Cardiff Group exhibitions 2011 - Afternoon Tea: Works on paper, WW Gallery at the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice 2011 - Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena 2011 - Open Walls, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon 2011 - Self Portrait as a Rock Star, Current Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland 2011 - The International Postcard Show 2011, Surface Gallery, Nottingham 2009 - Art on Record Vol 2, APW Gallery, New York 2009 - Deus Ex Machina, NO:ID Gallery, London 2008 - Blitzkrieg Bop, Man & Eve Gallery, London 2007 - Oulond, Oulu, Finland 2007 - Republic, L'EST , London 2003 - Squash, Chelsea College of Art, London 2001 - Stimulata, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff, Berlin, New York 2001 - Tactile BOSCH has more front than, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff 2001 - Umbrella, Split sites, Cardiff 1997 - Elastic Frontiers, University of Sheffield, Sheffield