, 2013, oil on linen, 18x13cm.
Neill Fuller is interested in the importance of play within the act of making and engaging with art. These small, intimate still life paintings are of objects that have an autobiographical and collective resonance - of jukeboxes, toy xylophones, boats and fairgrounds. Seeking out both mass-produced and hand-made objects, they create a tension between elevation and restriction, blurring fiction and reality. Fuller champions the objects he depicts, ultimately toying with both conservative values of the still life and the underdog of painting genres in our modern age of virtual realities.
Neill Fuller is a painter who lives and works in Somerset. He was born in Essex and studied Fine Art in Bath (1991-93). Recent exhibitions include a solo show 'Seven Paintings' at the Parlour Showrooms, Bristol; 'The Hot-One-Hundred', Schwartz Gallery, London (2015); The Open West, Gloucestershire; and The Zeitgeist Open, London (2014). In 2013 he exhibited in 'Now Wakes The Sea', Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland. He was awarded The Black Swan Arts Prize that same year.
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