Neil Hicks - contemporary australian painter
From his early years as a scenic artist to his study years at the National Art School and College of Fine Art , Neil has established himself as a force in contemporary Australian Painting.
In the Modern tradition, Neil re interprets external stimuli as intimate interior. Alternately, Neil will reconsruct personal data into objective landscape.
His attempts to reconcile his surroundings with a sense of identity lead the work into complex random form without crowding it with information.
The tactile finish lends the work a sense of immediacy despite the subtle suggestions of antiquity. The paintings bristle with a type of anxious inertia, allowing the eyes to scuttle across the activated surface.