Adam Neate Concert Pianist 2009 ELMS LESTERS

This painting played a pivotal role in Neate’s use of materials: the lid of the piano being the very first time that he introduced Perspex into a painting.

Being self-taught, Neate invaluably used his years of leaving paintings on cardboard in the street to explore the major ‘isms’ of Art History.

This extraordinary painting combines cubism, expressionism, futurism and materialism, resulting in a powerful depiction of an animated concert pianist performing in front of a large audience.

This painting was exhibited at the exhibition A NEW UNDERSTANDING in 2009 as well as being on display at the 2009 Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair after being nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Lapada Object of the Year competition.