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
2005 - Neil Kilby, 45a Tudor Road, London
2003 - Neil Kilby, Dust, London
2002 - Neil Kilby, Dust, London
2001 - Neil Kilby, AJS Galley, Cardiff
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