Lot 480 - Neil Bousfield - The Calling
Multiple Block Engraving on Paper (Original Print)
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Neil Bousfield studied at the University of the West of England, Bristol, where he gained his MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, awarded with Distinction. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and elected Member of the Society of Wood Engravers. Working in contemporary relief engraving and printmaking, his layered prints with their subtle hues and fine line give Neil’s work a timeless quality.
Neil's reduction wood engravings commissioned by the Folio Society in 2018 to illustrate the poetry of Wilfred Owen drew international acclaim. In 2020 the Director of Pallant House Gallery commissioned new work to be made in response to the book ‘Natural History of Selborne’ by Gilbert White, for an exhibition to celebrate the book’s publication over 200 years ago.
Public collections include: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester | Manchester Metropolitan University, MMU Special Collections, Manchester | China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing Shi, China | Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China | The National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London | The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, University of Oxford.
Neil currently lives and works on the North Norfolk coast.
MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking | MSc CAGTA | BA (Hons) Animation (Photography, Film & Video)
RWA 169th, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2022)
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (2022)
Created Territories: Relief Engravings 2012-2022 (solo show), Zillah Bell Gallery (2022)
Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking, Pallant House Gallery (2021-22)
Cutting it Fine: The Art of the British Wood Engraver, Salisbury Museum (2021-22)
Connections, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (2021)
IMPRESSIONS: British Wood Engraving Today, Muban Educational Trust (2021)
Scene through Wood: A Century of Wood Engraving, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2020)
Drawn to Nature: Gilbert White and the Artists, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2020)
Mapping the Broads, Community and Creativity, East Gallery, NUA, Norwich (2020)
IFPDA Print Fair, represented by Rabley Gallery, Javits Center, New York (2022)
London Original Print Fair, represented by Rabley Gallery (2022)
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (2021)
London Art Fair, Rabley Gallery, Business Design Centre (2020)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The work I make explores the concepts of place and home, fragility and loss, and the relationship between land and sea. The engravings here are from a series of 10 multiple block relief engravings currently in development. They explore the notion of a dog’s sense of place, and of how mapping territory through routine dog walking builds an attachment to the places where we live both for the walker and their dogs.
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