Elizabeth Neel
American, born 1975
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Pilar Corrias Gallery at Art Basel 2018,
Pilar Corrias Gallery
2016
Vulture and Chicks,
Pilar Corrias Gallery
2014
Elizabeth Neel: The People, the Park, the Ornament,
Pilar Corrias Gallery

At first, the gestural brushstrokes and conspicuously blank spaces of Elizabeth Neel’s paintings appear to be the result of layered or collaged abstraction. But upon closer look, the artist’s unique form of representation begins to reveal itself. Her dripped and built-up surfaces tackle dark subjects like plane crashes and dog fights, decomposition and decay—often based on source material from the world around us, including images culled from the internet and television. Neel finds inspiration in a wide range of sources, including the work of her grandmother, bohemian portrait painter Alice Neel. Her sumptuous, sometimes violent use of paint has earned comparisons to Willem de Kooning.