Neil Farber, ‘Untitled’, 2016, Edward Thorp Gallery

Signature: Neil Farber

Regrouping, Edward Thorp Gallery, 2016

Edward Thorp Gallery

About Neil Farber

A founding member, along with Marcel Dzama and Michael Dumontier, of the Royal Art Lodge group, Neil Farber’s solo practice is characterized by a fusion of fantasy, whimsy, and existential pondering. Farber employs a childlike aesthetic in his brightly colored figurative drawings that teem with a diverse, idiosyncratic cast of characters. While his style recalls children’s book illustrations and naive drawings, Farber’s content explores a deep range of emotions and social dynamics through allusions to depression, conflict, and persecution. “There is a darkness that is a large part of our style,” Farber has said of the group’s work. “Taboos are always going to be interesting. Our style has its range and there is room for explicitness in violence, but not at the expense of our classy, highbrow image.”

Canadian, b. 1975, Winnipeg, Canada, based in Winnipeg, Canada

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
The Open Wide, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY, United States
2011
Slugging, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY, United States

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
"Beheaded", Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica
2016
Regrouping, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York
2012
Long and The Short of it, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY, United States
2011
A Review, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY, United States
2009
Fervor, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY, United States