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artist research into Brendan neiland

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Brendan Neiland Central city Changing times 2005 2006 Oil on canvas Oil on canvas Highlight 2004 Oil on canvas First impressions: When I first look at Neiland's works, I see a flurry of bold colours merging into each other, yet at closer inspection I realise they are abstract reflections in the windows of modern buildings and skyscrapers. These works make me think about what its like to drop an object in a puddle as there is a similar principle in respect to the wavy - rippled like reflections created. I believe these works where made relatively quickly; this is because the paintings are well structured with an almost realistic effect to them suggesting time has been taken to achieve this photo like quality. These reflections have a rather loose swishy quality to them - they have no specific shape and so these aspects of Neiland's paintings may have been done quite quickly to achieve that loose nature of the reflections. 5 words I would use to describe these paintings would be; abstract, reflective, loose, flurry and sky. Basic elements: The colours used in these paintings are predominantly quite cold in the sense that they consist mainly of a range of blues because of the sky being reflected. ...read more.

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If I was to give the work my own title, I would call it 'High rise ripples'. Mood and atmosphere: Neiland focuses on aspects of the cityscape, an environment so potentiality rich and yet so often neglected. Neiland encourages the viewer to review their environments and feel a greater sense of involvement, ownership and participation. In this way the painting gives the sense of action. This creative interplay between abstraction and representation is fundamental to the nature of the work. If I was to empathise with these works, I would feel 'reinvigorated' - alive, like a bird soaring through the sky, and 'sky' is key word, there is the sense of the sky being reflected from the buildings as if it is the sky with the buildings 'floating within it'; which gives the viewer the that gravity defying effect, as if you are in the sky, and so the paintings are very interesting In this respect. Materials and techniques: The technique which Neiland employs is to ensure a fusion of method and imagery. Neiland begins by researching which then leads to a series of drawings which invents and defines the imagery. ...read more.

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Links: I chose this artist's works because it links in with my project in the sense that iam planning to have buildings within my project; also reflections are quite an important part of my project which I would like to manipulate in order to convey my view on modern life. The abstract quality to Neiland's paintings with glimpses of building reflections is an aspect I want to implement within my project as well, in that I plan to incorporate glimpses of reflections of the modern city with a building or a car for example. However my project has an overall different role to that of Neiland's paintings in that Neiland primarily paints abstract views of only part of a building reflecting other buildings; however I want to encapsulate the whole city within a reflection on a car for example with high rise buildings possibly surrounding the car. Evaluation: I Believe Neiland is pleased with his pieces of work, and I like the rich quality to them; shown by the vibrant colours used to emphasise certain aspects of reflections that may otherwise be inconspicuous to the everyday person, and so in this respect Neiland cleverly manipulates the paint in order to achieve these bold qualities. If I could ask Neiland a question, I would ask him what inspires him to paint abstract cityscapes. ...read more.

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