BiographyNeil Rumming is an artist and lecturer in painting at Camberwell College of Arts, London. He has taught as a visiting lecturer at the RA schools, Slade UCL and the University of Reading. Neil studied at Kingston University, Kingston-Upon-Thames. He was selected for Becks Futures 2002 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. His painting has been shown internationally with British Arts Council funded shows in Japan and gallery shows in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and Sao Paulo.
Selected exhibitions include Feitiço, Galeria Alegria, Madrid, 2017 (Solo), Command-X, The Sunday Painter, London, 2015 (Solo), Swings & Roundabouts, Kinman New York, 2014, Spool, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, 2014, Signs and Messages II, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, 2013, Objectness, Outpost, Norwich, 2013, Hand Me Down, COLE, London 2012 (Solo), John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2008, Tinta, Eduardo Leme Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2006, The Souvenir Mine, Mizuma Gallery, A.R.T Tokyo, Japan, 2006.
I work within the fields of painting and collage to examine concepts relating to hierarchy, value and the everyday. I use these as practical investigations to engage with the reconfiguring and repurposing of material language and image transmission to create alternative versions of everyday objects and actions. The resulting works reveal an underlying philosophical current that reflects internalised human concerns relating to humour, commodity, anxiety and identity.