I had all three of my submissions selected from work I made last year. This is an annual open show with different selectors. This years selectors were
Artist/Photographer and Filmmaker, Colin Gray, Natalie Rudd, Senior Curator of the Arts Council Collection, and Kofi Smiles, Breakfast Presenter from BBC Radio Humberside.
Ongoing practice led research based work using everyday objects as starting points. Investigating the use of display, embellishment and adjacencies to create meaning, absurdity and intrigue.
Discarded Wedgwood vases become a focus, looking at ways to animate these â€˜forgottenâ€™ â€˜heirloomsâ€™. These are often transformed and co-joined or simply mended with elaborate dressings. Learn more...
A video piece made whilst in 'Lockdown' assessing my belongings all over the home.
Underwear, pants, tighty-whities, briefs and y-fronts are in excess in my wardrobe. Why do we obsess over these garments?
This piece only showcases a small amount, I liked the idea of wearing so many that I didn't feel 'raunchy' - just 'ridiculous' - to the point I could hardly walk let alone dance!
In November 2020 I was interviewed by Harlan Whittingham from Axisweb as part of their 'Artist of the Month'. Questions surrrounding my practice and ways of making were asked.
Read article: www.axisweb.org/artist-of-the-month/2020/darren-neave
Axisweb - Five2Watch: Reflections
Selected as one of five artists who have experimented with light and reflection within their work.
Read article: www.axisweb.org/five2watch/2021/five2watch-reflections
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