CANAL LONDRES is an online TV channel for Brazilians in Europe. In October 2015 they interviewed ADAM NEATE during his exhibition ADAM NEATE : DIMENSIONALIST PAINTER.
“In another of the Canal London videos, you will have the opportunity to tour the art and the story of Adam Neate , a big name in contemporary painting in England. Do not expect, however, a story that follows a line of stuffed time chronological dates. It is more than that: it is the story of an artist’s training process. Married to a Brazilian artist Waleska Nomura , he also speaks of his important connection with Brazil.
THE ART OF TALENT BUT ALSO OF DETERMINATION
Adam Neate made a path that can be an example, but not only for those who want to be an artist. It is a lesson of life that can inspire everyone, no matter the area of operation. It shows that chasing the dream of doing what you really like is worth it. After all, we have only one life and it is a great pity to waste it on things that do not bring pleasure. The son of a working class family, as a child his dream of becoming a painter seemed impossible, but talent and determination were driving forces for him to become the painter who dreamed.
FROM THE STREET TO THE GALLERY
The path began from the moment he discovered graffiti. Then living in Ipswich, he moved to London, where there was more room for the expansion of his work. Adam was an integral part of the movement of Street Art London that emerged in the early 2000s, and showed with great artists like Banksy , Solo One , The Toasters , Ben Eine and D*Face , amongst others. The transition from the street to the gallery began with an invitation from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms whilst he was living in Brazil.
THE CHANGE AS GROWTH
Working with the same gallery since then, in 2015, he held the exhibition Dimensionalist Painter . Some of the exhibited works you can see in the video above. These are works that show the features of an artist who has evolved over time. The presence of colours is an example of this evolution. The colours give lightness to the thought, but are sometimes dark and deeply reflective. He says “As an artist, you have to grow, to progress and try new things. You have to try. ”
This is one of those videos of which Canal London is very proud. We are fascinated to hear what Adam has to say about his life and work, whilst admiring the paintings he has to show. You will agree with us: Adam Neate is an artist in the purest form of the word, because he can express himself, and communicate his message in a unique way, as does every great artist.”