Neil Raitt

Neil Raitt’s paintings are compositions of endlessly repeated cabins, mountains, ponds, trees and other natural motifs. Exploring the idea of repetition itself as a form of abstraction, Raitt’s work addresses landscape painting and the accessibility of its figurative form. With gestures adopted from Bob Ross’ television program The Joy of Painting, Raitt utilizes identifiable imagery in his intricate patterns that suspend the atmospheric effect of landscape and its illusion of space, dispersing any sense of perspective. His labyrinthine patterning and ceaseless repetition suggest the imagery upon the canvas as a limitless flat patchwork that stretches into infinity. While Raitt’s work implies an accelerated machine-like production process, his work is borne of time-consuming and heavily labored oil painting. Raitt’s technical skill in painting modernizes the traditional landscape, deconstructing its figurative language with an approach that is neither wholly kitsch nor fully abstracted.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Happy PaintingApril 18 – May 30, 2015

Born Leicester UK, 1986. Lives and works in London.

 

EDUCATION

MA Painting, Royal College of Art

2013

BA (Hons) Degree Fine Art. Norwich University College of the Arts

2009

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Chasing Bridges, The Cabin, Los Angeles, CA

Landscapetual, monCHÉRI, Brussels, BE

Fantasy Traveller, Nicelle Beauchene, New York, NY

2016

Happy Painting, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2015

CABINECTOMY, Goss-Michael Foundation Residency, Dallas, TX

Catlin Art Prize, Londonewcastle Project Space, London, UK

2014

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

TBD, Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers, Vienne, FR

Currents, Lin & Lin Gallery, Tai Pei, Taiwan

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2017

EXPO Chicago, with Anat Ebgi, Chicago, IL

miart, with Anat Ebgi, Milan, IT

Neil Raitt, Joshua Sex and Alfred Wallis, Brendan Lynch’s Porch Museum, New York, NY

2016

POST-ANALOG PAINTING, The Hole, New York, NY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Santa Monica, CA

2015

Jack, Neil, Shane, Gareth and Matthew, Choi & Lager, Cologne, DE

Re-Define, Group show & Charity Auction, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Morphol Scowl, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, UK

The Back of Beyond: Neil Raitt, Adam Bainbridge & Sam Irons, Hus Gallery, London, UK

London Art Fair: Art Projects, with The Catlin Guide, London, UK

2014

Painting Show and Performances, organized by Mathis Gasser, Winter Projects, London, UK

Buddy System Invitational, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR

SHOW RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK

SATELIKE, Departure Foundation, London, UK

Spooky Action, Blyth Gallery, London, UK

Form From Form, Matthews Yard, Greater London, UK

Near That Place, with Freya Douglas-Morris and Nicholas Johnson, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London, UK

2013

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Painting Summer Show, 15 Howie Street, London, UK

DRUMM, Queen of Hoxton, London, UK

Young Master’s Exhibition and Auction, Rupert Cavendish, London, UK

WIP, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012

Time and Travel, Ku’ Damm 101, Berlin, DE

RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Summer In The City, Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK

At Play 3, South Hill Park, Berkshire, UK

Somewhere, KT Contemporary, Dublin, IE

2011

Artist’s Advent Window, Wolf & Badger, London, UK

Ishihara 13, The Book Club, London, UK

Open, Open!, Swiss Cottage Library, London, UK

2010

Hans Brinker Budget Trophy, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam, NL

Open 21, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK

Intern Show, Salem Art Works, New York, NY

Degree Show, Norwich University of The Arts, Norwich, UK

2009

 

 

COLLECTIONS

DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

The Saatchi Collection, London

The Franks-Suss Collection, London

 

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

Northern Trust Purchase Prize, 2016

The Catlin Art Prize, 2014

Artist in residence, Martini Arte Internazionale, Turin, Italy (July – September 2013)

The Attenborough Prize, 2009

Hans Brinker Budget Trophy, 2008

 

PRESS

Jennifer S. Li, “Neil Raitt at The Cabin,” Art in America, November 2016.

Kenny Schachter, “Kenny Schachter Comes Out to Play at Frieze London,” artnet, October 11, 2016.

Andrew M. Goldstein, “5 Artists to Watch at the Sunday Art Fair 2016,” Artspace, October 7, 2016.

Rachel Spence, “Frieze satellite fairs: Sunday, Moniker, The Other Art Fair – review,” The Financial Times, October 8, 2016.

Emily Steer, “Sunday Art Fair: Gallery Picks,” Elephant Magazine, October 6, 2016.

Hannah Hayes-Westall, “Top 6 artists at Sunday art fair,” FAD Magazine, October 6, 2016.

Nate Freeman, “Sunday, the Young Fair in London During Frieze, Opens with Solid Sales, Chill Vibes,” Artnews, October 6, 2016.

“Neil Raitt Exhibition at MonCheri, Brussels,” Purple Magazine, June 28, 2016.

Federica Tattoli, “Interview with Neil Raitt,” Fruit of the Forest, April 2016.

Federica Tattoli, “Anat Ebgi at miart 2016,” Fruit of the Forest, April 2016.

2016

Harriet Thorpe, “INTERVIEW: Catching up with Neil Raitt,” FAD Magazine, August 6, 2015.

Domenico de Chirico, “Happy Painting, Anat Ebgi,” Aujourd’hui, May 9, 2015.

2015

“Q&A with Neil Raitt,” MTV Redefine Blog, November 2014.

“Neil Raitt: CABINECTOMY,” Glasstire, October 22, 2014.

“Five young artists to look out for,” Artfund, May 14, 2014.

Harriet Thorpe, “INTERVIEW: Neil Raitt by Harriet Thorpe Caitlin Art Prize #7,” FAD Magazine, May 1, 2014.

2014

Emily Beber, “Art: Neil Raitt’s hypnotic landscapes will mess with your mind,” It’s Nice That, August 28, 2013.

2013

Neil Raitt

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Neil Raitt
Birch Mountain (Veneer Centre) , 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas
140 x 100 cm
Neil Raitt
Between Rivers, 2016
Oil and acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm
Neil Raitt
Cabin Window Cabin, 2016
Oil on canvas
90 x 60 cm
Neil Raitt
Topanga Swirl (140 edit), 2016
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
Neil Raitt
Emerald Waters (Esmund), 2016
Oil and acrylic on canvas
140 x 100 cm
Neil Raitt
Mountain Waterfall (Cactus Re-edit), 2016
Oil and acrylic on canvas
140 x 100 cm
Neil Raitt
Graceful Mountains, 2015
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
55 x 39 in
Neil Raitt
Graceful Mountains (Detail), 2015
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
55 x 39 in
Neil Raitt
Kaleidoscope Cabin, 2015
Oil on canvas
240 x 180 cm
94.5 x 71 in
Neil Raitt
Kaleidoscope Cabin (Detail), 2015
Oil on canvas
240 x 180 cm
94.5 x 71 in
Neil Raitt
Mountain Cabin (Indian Yellow), 2015
Oil on canvas
240 x 180 cm
94.5 x 71 in
Neil Raitt
Kaleidoscope Mountain, 2015
Oil on canvas
240 x 180 cm
94.5 x 71 in
Neil Raitt
Kaleidoscope Mountain (Detail), 2015
Oil on canvas
240 x 180 cm
94.5 x 71 in
Neil Raitt
Constantine Fade (Orange), 2015
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
55 x 39 in
Neil Raitt
Constantine Fade (Orange) (Detail), 2015
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
55 x 39 in
Neil Raitt
Constantine Fade (Green), 2015
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
55 x 39 in
Neil Raitt
Windy Waves (Bodhi), 2015
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
55 x 39 in
Neil Raitt
Windy Waves (Bodhi) (Detail), 2015
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
55 x 39 in
Neil Raitt
Faded (Detail), 2015
Oil on canvas
94 1/2 x 70 9/10 inches
Neil Raitt
Faded, 2015
Oil on canvas
94 1/2 x 70 9/10 inches
Neil Raitt
Mountain Cabin (California Roll), 2014
Oil on canvas
55 x 39 inches
Neil Raitt
Happy Painting, Installation view, 2015
Neil Raitt
Happy Painting, Installation view, 2015
Neil Raitt
Happy Painting, Installation view, 2015
Neil Raitt
Happy Painting, Installation view, 2015
Neil Raitt
Happy Painting, Installation view, 2015
Neil Raitt
Happy Painting, Installation view, 2015
Neil Raitt, Cabinectomy (installation view), 2014. Goss-Michael Foundation, TX.
Neil Raitt, Cabinectomy (installation view), 2014. Goss-Michael Foundation, TX.
Neil Raitt
Cabinectomy (Fade), 2014
Oil on canvas
94.5 x 212.5 inches (240 x 540 inches
Neil Raitt, Cabinectomy (installation view), 2014. Goss-Michael Foundation, TX.
Neil Raitt
Magic Tree Yellow, 2014
Scented oil on foam with rope
71 x 47 inches (180 x 120 cm)
Neil Raitt
Untitled (Triple Fade, 2014
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches (50 x 40 cm)
Neil Raitt
Untitled (Triple Fade), 2014
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches (50 x 40 cm)
Neil Raitt
Fade (triptych), 2014
Oil on canvas
94.5 x 212.5 inches (240 x 540 cm)
Neil Raitt
Cabinectomy, 2014
Oil on canvas
71 x 47 inches (180 x 120cm)
Neil Raitt
Untitled (Island), 2014
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches (50 x 40 cm)
Neil Raitt
Evergreen (Detail), 2013
Oil on canvas
94.5 x 83 inches (240 x 210 cm)
Neil Raitt
Evergreen (Detail), 2013
Oil on canvas
94.5 x 83 inches (240 x 210 cm)
Neil Raitt
Alpine, 2013
Oil on canvas
94.5 x 71 inches (240 x 180cm)

BIOGRAPHY

Neil Raitt’s paintings are compositions of endlessly repeated cabins, mountains, ponds, trees and other natural motifs. Exploring the idea of repetition itself as a form of abstraction, Raitt’s work addresses landscape painting and the accessibility of its figurative form. With gestures adopted from Bob Ross’ television program The Joy of Painting, Raitt utilizes identifiable imagery in his intricate patterns that suspend the atmospheric effect of landscape and its illusion of space, dispersing any sense of perspective. His labyrinthine patterning and ceaseless repetition suggest the imagery upon the canvas as a limitless flat patchwork that stretches into infinity. While Raitt’s work implies an accelerated machine-like production process, his work is borne of time-consuming and heavily labored oil painting. Raitt’s technical skill in painting modernizes the traditional landscape, deconstructing its figurative language with an approach that is neither wholly kitsch nor fully abstracted.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Happy PaintingApril 18 – May 30, 2015

CV

Born Leicester UK, 1986. Lives and works in London.

 

EDUCATION

MA Painting, Royal College of Art

2013

BA (Hons) Degree Fine Art. Norwich University College of the Arts

2009

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Chasing Bridges, The Cabin, Los Angeles, CA

Landscapetual, monCHÉRI, Brussels, BE

Fantasy Traveller, Nicelle Beauchene, New York, NY

2016

Happy Painting, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2015

CABINECTOMY, Goss-Michael Foundation Residency, Dallas, TX

Catlin Art Prize, Londonewcastle Project Space, London, UK

2014

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

TBD, Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers, Vienne, FR

Currents, Lin & Lin Gallery, Tai Pei, Taiwan

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2017

EXPO Chicago, with Anat Ebgi, Chicago, IL

miart, with Anat Ebgi, Milan, IT

Neil Raitt, Joshua Sex and Alfred Wallis, Brendan Lynch’s Porch Museum, New York, NY

2016

POST-ANALOG PAINTING, The Hole, New York, NY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Santa Monica, CA

2015

Jack, Neil, Shane, Gareth and Matthew, Choi & Lager, Cologne, DE

Re-Define, Group show & Charity Auction, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Morphol Scowl, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, UK

The Back of Beyond: Neil Raitt, Adam Bainbridge & Sam Irons, Hus Gallery, London, UK

London Art Fair: Art Projects, with The Catlin Guide, London, UK

2014

Painting Show and Performances, organized by Mathis Gasser, Winter Projects, London, UK

Buddy System Invitational, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR

SHOW RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK

SATELIKE, Departure Foundation, London, UK

Spooky Action, Blyth Gallery, London, UK

Form From Form, Matthews Yard, Greater London, UK

Near That Place, with Freya Douglas-Morris and Nicholas Johnson, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London, UK

2013

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Painting Summer Show, 15 Howie Street, London, UK

DRUMM, Queen of Hoxton, London, UK

Young Master’s Exhibition and Auction, Rupert Cavendish, London, UK

WIP, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012

Time and Travel, Ku’ Damm 101, Berlin, DE

RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Summer In The City, Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK

At Play 3, South Hill Park, Berkshire, UK

Somewhere, KT Contemporary, Dublin, IE

2011

Artist’s Advent Window, Wolf & Badger, London, UK

Ishihara 13, The Book Club, London, UK

Open, Open!, Swiss Cottage Library, London, UK

2010

Hans Brinker Budget Trophy, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam, NL

Open 21, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK

Intern Show, Salem Art Works, New York, NY

Degree Show, Norwich University of The Arts, Norwich, UK

2009

 

 

COLLECTIONS

DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

The Saatchi Collection, London

The Franks-Suss Collection, London

 

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

Northern Trust Purchase Prize, 2016

The Catlin Art Prize, 2014

Artist in residence, Martini Arte Internazionale, Turin, Italy (July – September 2013)

The Attenborough Prize, 2009

Hans Brinker Budget Trophy, 2008

 

PRESS

Jennifer S. Li, “Neil Raitt at The Cabin,” Art in America, November 2016.

Kenny Schachter, “Kenny Schachter Comes Out to Play at Frieze London,” artnet, October 11, 2016.

Andrew M. Goldstein, “5 Artists to Watch at the Sunday Art Fair 2016,” Artspace, October 7, 2016.

Rachel Spence, “Frieze satellite fairs: Sunday, Moniker, The Other Art Fair – review,” The Financial Times, October 8, 2016.

Emily Steer, “Sunday Art Fair: Gallery Picks,” Elephant Magazine, October 6, 2016.

Hannah Hayes-Westall, “Top 6 artists at Sunday art fair,” FAD Magazine, October 6, 2016.

Nate Freeman, “Sunday, the Young Fair in London During Frieze, Opens with Solid Sales, Chill Vibes,” Artnews, October 6, 2016.

“Neil Raitt Exhibition at MonCheri, Brussels,” Purple Magazine, June 28, 2016.

Federica Tattoli, “Interview with Neil Raitt,” Fruit of the Forest, April 2016.

Federica Tattoli, “Anat Ebgi at miart 2016,” Fruit of the Forest, April 2016.

2016

Harriet Thorpe, “INTERVIEW: Catching up with Neil Raitt,” FAD Magazine, August 6, 2015.

Domenico de Chirico, “Happy Painting, Anat Ebgi,” Aujourd’hui, May 9, 2015.

2015

“Q&A with Neil Raitt,” MTV Redefine Blog, November 2014.

“Neil Raitt: CABINECTOMY,” Glasstire, October 22, 2014.

“Five young artists to look out for,” Artfund, May 14, 2014.

Harriet Thorpe, “INTERVIEW: Neil Raitt by Harriet Thorpe Caitlin Art Prize #7,” FAD Magazine, May 1, 2014.

2014

Emily Beber, “Art: Neil Raitt’s hypnotic landscapes will mess with your mind,” It’s Nice That, August 28, 2013.

2013