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BRENDAN NEILAND - The City and Beyond

BRENDAN NEILAND - The City and Beyond

Brendan Neiland

‘The city has been central to my paintings. Over the years, my way of viewing and painting the imagery has changed. From the shiny surfaces of cars to the distorted reflection of the city buildings within the car surfaces, to the actual buildings and their reflections. Finally, embracing all elements of the city life: contemporary buildings, people, traffic, language, shop windows and powerful city advertisements. I have walked and walked in cities throughout the world. They uplift and fascinate me.’
Brendan Neiland 2020

For forty years Brendan Neiland has worked with Brad Faine of Coriander studios to produce silkscreen prints. Neiland describes how ‘I spray the ink onto the seritrace so that I am using the same process as I do for my paintings. Generally, I will use between 18 and 24 colours and a print will take about 6 weeks.’

The three Scottish landscapes were produced for a commission from ScotRail, that took Neiland all over the wonderful dramatic landscape of the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. Seen from the train, they show the unifying feature of reflection throughout.

Image Credit:

Detail from Big Apple

So much of the city is observed through reflection.

Brendan Neiland

Brendan Neiland

Manhattan

2010

83.7 x 60.6 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 120 impressions

$1000

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Brendan Neiland

Skylight

2006

78 x 55 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 85 impressions

$1150

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Brendan Neiland ©Hugh Gilbert

Brendan Neiland

Lloyds

1986

76 x 50.7 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 100 impressions

$1150

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Brendan Neiland

Big Apple

2011

83.7 x 60.6 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 120 impressions

$1000

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The artist in his studio ©Melonie Gault

Brendan Neiland

Night City

2008

83.3 x 55.9 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 100 impressions

$1150

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Brendan Neiland

Cornerstone

2006

77.5 x 55 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 85 impressions Literature: Brendan Neiland - Recent Paintings and a Selection of Prints, Redfern Gallery 2006, exhibition catalogue, illustrated p.32

$1150

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Detail from Night City

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Cumulus

Brendan Neiland

1992

135 x 100.2 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 60 impressions

$2000

Brendan Neiland

Loch Shiel

1995

80 x 59.7 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 100 impressions

$1000

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Brendan Neiland

Western Isle

1996

50 x 60.5 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 100 impressions

$1000

Brendan Neiland

Glencoe

1995

61 x 43.3 cm

Screenprint

Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 100 impressions

$1000

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Born in Lichfield, 1941, Brendan Neiland has long been fascinated by architecture, and his favourite artist is Fernand Léger. Léger started out in an architect’s office, and his interest in construction inspired the grid-like compositions for which he has become renowned. The balance of tight black lines and softer figurative forms, as demonstrated in The Constructors, finds a modern manifestation in Neiland’s work.

Over a long and successful career spanning five decades, Neiland has produced many private and public commissions around the world, including for Rolls-Royce, English Heritage, Gatwick Express and the National Bank of Dubai. He won the Scottish Advertising & Design Award for Best Use of Illustration in an Advertisement for the Highland Collection (1996), and the working stencils and sketches made in preparation for the painting, Lloyd's, commissioned by Jardines, were displayed at the Tate Gallery in 1988. He received the John Minton Scholarship in 1969, and was a prize-winner at John Moores Liverpool Exhibition XI in 1978. Neiland is also a respected printmaker, having featured in New British Printmakers at Brooklyn Museum, in 1974, and in numerous international biennales from 1970 onwards. Elected an RA in 1992, Neiland served as Keeper of the Schools from 1998 to 2004. His work is held in all of the major UK public collections as well as around the world.

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