Patrick Neal

I work from subjects drawn from my everday life— people, places and things I encounter in my neighborhood, on walks to my studio or the props and materials I utilize to make art. I mingle the various subjects together easily shifting between outside terrain and indoor domesticity. I am less interested in the narrative or quotidian aspects behind the motifs I depict, and more interested in their formal, conceptual and psychological underpinnings. A wide range of media and perceptual cues set a work in motion like sketches, photos, memory and imagination. A constant throughout my work is the device of a roving grid that serves to organize while simultaneously abstract representational subjects, and emphasizes the raw physicality of the creative process itself.

Photo by Paul David Young