Neil Bailey's bright bold graphic style has been influenced as much by Patrick Caulfield and Marcel Duchamp by his parallel career as a pub sign writer. This exhibition presents 20 large scale pieces using canvas and resin offering a delightfully English take on surrealism. The viewer is invited in to explore a wonderfully strange world, where fish, birds and insects nestle alongside found objects ranging from supermarket reward cards to plastic flowers and witch doctor calling cards. These often disparate visual elements are united by hidden puns and rhymes, often not obvious at first glance, as Neil himself states 'there are meanings behind the pictures ' if you want to look for them. But my main intention is to create work that is decorative and entertaining.'
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