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尼爾‧道格拉斯 Neil Douglas  英國   b.1978

2000年畢業於伍爾弗漢普頓大學,作品呈現超寫實技巧的訓練。作品『朋友與靈魂』系列,以宛若電影場景般的畫面,企圖營造出不同程度的寫實主義。

In my current body of work I am developing a process that challenges and enhances my visual perception and interpretation of reality.

I am looking at the influence of photography and film in my painting, placing a greater emphasis on sketching and observations from life. Using my earlier works as the starting point of my research, I am leaving behind aspects of hyper-realistic representation, whilst maintaining its disciplines, with the aim of finding a fresh stylistic language capable of incorporating modern technologies without relying on them. I apply a variety of materials such as plaster and clay to build up different areas of texture. In doing this I can explore the way colour reacts to the surface, how the grain of the medium alters the mark making process, to create different degrees of realism.