Approved: 15.12.2017

Neil Weerdmeester

Artist, Consultant, Curator, Lecturer / academic, Project manager

Approved: 15.12.2017

My work records an act of gesture and a chance encounter where imagination begins and the process of creativity takes over.  It sits between the real and the unreal recalling past memories and desires it is consciously painterly drawing attention to the tradition of abstraction and reflection and offers a chance to engage outside of the brief encounter of the world wide web, twitter and sound

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Artist Statement

My work records an act of gesture and a chance encounter where imagination begins and the process of creativity takes over.  It sits between the real and the unreal recalling past memories and desires it is consciously painterly drawing attention to the tradition of abstraction and reflection and offers a chance to engage outside of the brief encounter of the world wide web, twitter and sound bite. The works share a common archive of a Super 8 Polaroid past and A contemporary digital society their complex surfaces and ambiguity invite the viewer into further investigation drawing them ever closer to examine the very act of painting in a futile attempt to create order out of disorder. Beauty in an age of digital manipulation they unravel a new source of ideas, a chance encounter with each opening a new beginning, imagination without resolution, image without text, a reality which we can neither see nor describe but one which we know exists. My work examines the  role of art in creating meaning and challenges the passive consumption  aesthetics of consumerism drawing links between the history of painting and the role of politics and media in a society obsessed and without critique of the ecstasy of communication. 

CV & Education

Neil Weerdmeester

 

Address                                                                                                             Studio

99 Manor Park                                                                                                    Unit 5

London SE13 5RQ                                                                                             Leegate  

Tel 07714460778                                                                                              

www.neilweerdmeester.co.uk                                                             London SE128SS info@neilweerdmeester.co.uk

 

Education

1993-4 Winchester School of Art MA European Fine Art ( Barcelona )

1982-6 Reading University Ba(hon’s) Fine Art

1981-2 Dartington College of Arts

 

Awards

Ray Finnis Post Graduate Award

BMW M.A Scholarship

Stowells Trophy

Selected Exhibitions

2018      

Lindon Hall Studio Contemporary Art Deal Kent

2017   

The London Group and invited Artist Shoreham Sculpture Trail

Personal Relations Touring Show London The Hague and Vicenza

Contemporary British Artists Get Living London Foyer Programme & Olympic Park 

Cello Factory London

2016    

Houghton Hall Norfolk 

Foremans Smokehouse Gallery Hackney London

Hammersons Artist Initiative 125 Old Broad Street London

APT Gallery Creekside London 

Mauger Modern Art Bath

2015      

Mark Jason Gallery London

Hackney Wicked Open Studios London

London Art Fair Sarah Myerscough Fine Art London

British Council Barcelona

Mottisfont Abbey Hampshire

2014     

Deutche Bank London

Cafe Gallery Projects Southwark Park London

Southampton City Art Gallery

Arti et Amicitiae Annual Exhibition Amsterdam

Sarah Myerscough Gallery London and Toronto Art Fair Canada

Pitzhanger Manor Gallery London

 

Currently employed as p/t lecturer visiting artist and specialist arts policy advisor on innovation and inclusion in the Arts steering group ( Arts Council England )