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Neil Wood brings real passion and a unique experience to his multifaceted creativity as an artist, designer and more recently, as a curator. His talent combines strong conceptual thinking with outstanding graphic design and much of his energy in the past twenty years has been devoted to revealing clarity and beaut… Read More
Neil Wood brings real passion and a unique experience to his multifaceted creativity as an artist, designer and more recently, as a curator. His talent combines strong conceptual thinking with outstanding graphic design and much of his energy in the past twenty years has been devoted to revealing clarity and beauty in words, signs, objects and spaces. Read Less
Based in Paris, Neil Wood's practice is divers and includes photography, customized print-making, writing, typography, sculpture, sound installation and more recently, performance. Wood generates his art through instinctive experimentation, selective appropriation and the deliberate use of chance: he exploits the … Read More
Based in Paris, Neil Wood's practice is divers and includes photography, customized print-making, writing, typography, sculpture, sound installation and more recently, performance. Wood generates his art through instinctive experimentation, selective appropriation and the deliberate use of chance: he exploits the random and physical properties of materials and natural phenomena and combines this process with carefully identified narrative themes and semantic game-playing.

His work spans the representational to the abstract, often challenging perceptions and arriving at unexpected results through extreme changes of scale or focus. In the past, he has incorporated language triggers to alter meanings and provoke the irrational, while recently, he has played recorded voices as audio revealers to his tightly set typographic pieces.

Neil Wood trained at Middlesex University and Canterbury School of Art in the UK.
Since 2004 he has exhibited his work in Paris, London and Brussels. Read Less
Neil spent his early years in Brussels before regaining London in the 80s, where he began working at renowned design agency Lewis Moberly. Following his nomination for outstanding packaging at the British D&AD Awards, he curated the first London exhibition of Catalan artist Pep Duran at the Vanessa Devereux Galler… Read More
Neil spent his early years in Brussels before regaining London in the 80s, where he began working at renowned design agency Lewis Moberly. Following his nomination for outstanding packaging at the British D&AD Awards, he curated the first London exhibition of Catalan artist Pep Duran at the Vanessa Devereux Gallery and also designed the catalogue. Pursuing his career as a designer with Michael Peters & Partners, he created the gourmet food brand for La Rinascente, Milan's famous department store and over a three year period, conceived all the packaging which was retailed in selected supermarkets throughout Italy.

Setting up on his own in the early 90s, Neil Wood experimented silk-screen printing at the Glasgow Print Workshop, travelled throughout Central America and taught at the London School of Communication Arts. After considering several partnership proposals in London and Milan, he opted for a collaboration with Landor Associates in Paris and went on to work for clients such as Casino, Danone and Monoprix over a ten year period.

He has created art since 1992 and developed his practise thanks to a particular interest in print-making, photography, sculpture and semiotics, while he has also aimed to work as a conceptor and designer on increasingly complex branding assignments, with ever expanding media applications.

In 2003 therefore, at a time of new emerging digital technologies, Neil cofounded the Paris-based design company Curius, where he was Creative Director for six years. He created and directed Lyria, the brand mark of the Swiss TGV high-speed train service, Groupe Adeo, the corporate signature of DIY giant Leroy Merlin's parent company and Synaxio, the visual identity and naming of one of La Poste's foremost high-tech companies. He won a Special Mention in 2007 at the Grand Prix Strat├ęgies for the Paris Metro's New Year campaign and recently obtained a Bronze at the 2009 Pentawards for Hennessy Black, a new brand of cognac launched in the USA. Other notable clients include Galeries Lafayette, Lacoste and SFR Vodafone.

Today he designs and directs corporate branding and curates corporate art projects, both in the public and private sectors. Read Less
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