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Neil Weerdmeester

London
Contemporary Artist exploring the relationship of painting to our digitally perfected society

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. 

 

Marlon Brando on Fire

First Book of Wild Flowers

Banger

Samuel Peyps' Diary

The Garden

Torpis (oh bondage up yours)

Resurrection

Speaker of The House

Garibaldi

Goose Green

Garibaldi and Tracer in Studio

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