Neil Carroll's practice sets out to explore the ability of pictorial space to continue to meaningfully express and embody a perceived shift in how we conceptually construct the anthropological condition of the human figure and the contemporary space it occupies.

It tries to manifest these changes by re-negotiating with the painting format in a broader sense, breaking with the traditional bounds of representative, objective space and forming a relationship with a more abstract, dynamic and transformable space.

Ideally, as an experiential plane or territory, or like sections of informal diagrams on which ideas and possibilities are inscribed, the works could be viewed as fragments of a larger social and cultural fabric.

‘Spatial constructions’ are created that use materials such as household paints, wood, plaster and metal, which often move beyond the stretcher frame, assuming different forms.

Neil Carroll is an artist based in Dublin, Ireland. He received his MFA from the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University (June 2016) and his BFA from the National College of Art in Dublin (2010), achieving Distinction in both. In 2020, he exhibited his first institutional solo show at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), in Dublin, Ireland. He was awarded the IMMA 1000 studio residency award in 2018. In 2017 he was selected to exhibit as part of New Contemporaries 2017 in the UK. In 2015 he was the recipient of a fellowship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA. He has also received artist's bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland (2018, 2017, 2015).

Selected exhibitions include: In Pursuit of the Brocken Spectre, RHA, Dublin (solo) 2020; Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Process 1000/1, Dublin (group) 2019; Berlin Opticians Gallery, launch exhibition, Dublin (group) 2018.