Neil Farber

 

Born 1975 in Winnipeg, Canada

 

An original member of the Winnipeg-based artistís collective, the Royal Art Lodge (alongside Marcel Dzama and Michael Dumontier), Neil Farber is more importantly a creative pioneer in his own right. In spite of their naÔve and child-like appearance, Farberís works harbour a considered and sometimes sinister underlay, as deep emotions and a dark humour smoulder under the rich three-dimensional surfaces. His is a practice which consistently pushes the boundaries between the real and imagined to produce works of fascinating complexity and intellectual accomplishment. Farber has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, the Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark, Sies + HŲke, Dusseldorf, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, the Center for Contemporary Art, New Orleans, MoCA, Los Angeles, the Drawing Center, New York, the Power Plant, Toronto, De Vleeshall, the Netherlands and Seoul Museum of Art. Collections include MoMA, New York, West Collection, Pennsylvania and Olbricht, Germany.

 

 


Neil Farber, Georgia Street Receiving Hospital, 2009, 48 x 72 inches, mixed media on board

Neil Farber, Untitled, 2009, 14 x 18 inches, mixed media on board

Neil Farber, Untitles, 2009, 44 x 60 inches, mixed media on paper

Neil Farber, Untitled, 2009, 44 x 60 inches, mixed media on paper

Neil Farber, Untitled (Boilermaker), 2009, 44 x 60 inches, mixed media on paper