Artist Statement

Neath is a multi-discipline artist inspired by the ideas and imagery found in film. Investigating the fabric and conventions of film, what makes it tick. Expressed through animation and the manipulation of video and digital image. With a handmade quality central to his practice and low-fi aesthetic.

More recently his work has matured to respond to more formal and material qualities. Works such as “Working from Home (2021) explored the effects of his practice during the UK’s first lockdown in 2020 and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) dir, Marielle Heller combined with Rear Window (1954) dir, Alfred Hitchcock

Moving from cardboard to layered balsa creatures inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) dir, Henry Sellick. Producing a series of horses that represent his anxiety levels when out of control; known as the “horse has bolted”. The layering technique has been applied to cardboard to construct spacecraft from science fiction franchises. Starting with iconic simple structures, every consecutive piece has pushed the complexity allowing for personal growth and development of making skills. 

His work refers to the absence found in the work of Thomas Demand, and the atmospheric toy photography of David Levinthal. As his own work matures by continuing to improve and push making skills in each new work, wanting to grow as a maker.

 revised 05/02/2023

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