Adam Neate

United Kingdom 1977

Street Art, Conceptual Art

Adam Neate
Adam Neate
United Kingdom
February 28, 2014
Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls.

Adam Neate (born 1977) is a British painter, conceptual artist and described by The Telegraph in 2008 as “one of the world’s best-known street artists”. He specialised in painting urban art on recycled cardboard, and has left thousands of works in the street for anyone to collect. He is a contributor from the movement in transferring street art into galleries.
Adam Neate is a street artist, but not in the way you might expect.

For the past eight years Neate has been leaving his art – made using cardboard, aerosols, and found objects – on the streets of the East End, for Londoners to treasure, trash or ignore.

Adam Neate’s work is technically expert and has won him acknowledgement from the Tate, National Portrait Gallery and The National Gallery and various sell out shows at The Elms Lester Gallery.

Neate’s street art has garnered global interest, having been documented on CNN reports and European television. Major collectors and celebrities are fighting for his original works and international critics have lauded the artist’s work.

ADAM is both an urban icon amongst his peers, and recognized internationally by companies such as Dr. Martens, Sprite and PRADA, all of whom he has been commissioned to design products for.

Neate is continually challenging his work, often quoting Picasso “To copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility”

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2008THE LONDON SHOWAcross all 33 boroughs of Greater and Central LondonSolo
2008THE ADAM & RON SHOWElms Lesters Painting Rooms, LondonGroup
2007Paintings, Pots and PrintsElms Lesters Painting Rooms, LondonSolo
2006In or Out ?Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, LondonGroup
2006HYPEElms Lesters Painting Rooms, LondonGroup