Neil McCorkell's artistry is heavily influenced by the work of Irish painter Francis Bacon. Neil produces pieces that seek to define the human identity as a simple expression of physical mass and form. Form, colour and texture encountered in any butcher shop, abattoir or meat counter.
Forced to consider these images in a world of fine art causes each image to take on a life of its own – surreally forced into a frame, forced to take its place as an art object rather than a consumable staple of nutrition……..
Neil studied in South Africa with a major in Fine Arts as part of his Education degree through the University of the Witwatersrand. Solo and group exhibitions have been held in Johannesburg and Hastings.
A love of biology provides much of the stimulus for his paintings and drawings. His work has been described as thought provoking, confrontational, shocking but nevertheless fascinating.