Brendan Neiland

Brendan Neiland stands out for his urban compositions of reflections of city life.
Brendan’s vivacious works retreat from the typical monochrome palette of marble, concrete and steel buildings.
Brendan’s work has been exhibited worldwide in top museums and galleries, including the V&A and the Tate Modern in London.

Born in Staffordshire in 1941, British artist Brendan Neiland is best known for his bold Pop Art paintings of modern life and architecture. Brendan’s delicate traceries of figurative shapes, colours and mediums are a return to the unique and fleeting experience of the metropolis, its steel edifices and sprawling skyscrapers.

Brendan Neiland’s Style and Practice

Brendan developed his unique pictorial style at the Royal College of Art. Often compared to the likes of Johannes Vermeer and George Braque, Brendan’s interpretations of city life - typically created with his signature spray-gun technique - capture reflections of urban buildings and manmade structures cast upon the facades of glass, water or even car bonnets. The artist’s celebratory acrylic paintings bloom with curved black lines, graphic commercial iconography and pulsating neon colour palettes. Make a statement with high-end originals such as the striking Troubadour or the vibrant Silhouette.

Exhibitions and Collections

Brendan’s work has been exhibited across the globe; just in the United Kingdom, he has showcased at the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Tate Gallery in London, The Collections of the British Council and the Arts Council of Great Britain. Currently represented by the Redfern Gallery, Brendan has had numerous international shows at galleries such as the Galerie Belvedere in Singapore. Beyond galleries, Brendan has been commissioned for private and public collections by major brands such as Rolls-Royce, English Heritage, Gatwick Express and the National Bank of Dubai. Brendan was the Keeper of the Royal Academy of the arts between 1998 and 2004.

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