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...
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
I gained a place on the MRes course at the RCA, 2020/2021. The course aims to assist with connecting practice and research, which is enabling me to push my ideas further.
This knowledge will ultimately manifest itself into stronger pieces and presentations.
The gallery was part of a research project looking into online representations of artworks, design objects and small collections. Whilst many museums have been closed to public interaction, art never sleeps. The lights do not have to be switched off here. The gallery aimed to provide a slightly different â€˜viewingâ€™ experience, this also may be enabled with the choice of artworks, how they are positioned and curated, what other â€˜interactiveâ€™ elements can be brought into play as well...
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!