Neill Clements Northern Ireland, b. 1982


Neill Clements studied at Staffordshire University (BA Hons Fine Art, 2004) and Wimbledon College of Art (MA Painting, 2009) and has exhibited across the UK and internationally. He is interested in creating work with a material and visual presence; tangible objects that invite scrutiny. His painting is about making and looking; process and the visual. The work stands on the belief that painting is at its most compelling when it addresses the specific strengths and unique abilities of the medium; when it concentrates on the fundamental.


He believes that "one of painting's great strengths is its frankness: pigment applied to support; paint on a surface. It is not reliant on technology and it requires neither specialist knowledge nor mastery of esoteric technique (although of course it does not preclude these things). This simplicity and openness is the likely reason it has endured and will, undoubtedly, continue to endure. The scope for variety and invention is massive while the basic foundations of the medium remain secure."