Neil Haddon moved to Tasmania in 1996 following a six-year stay in Barcelona where he had worked as a teacher and artist. He has exhibited widely in Spain, the UK and Australia. His paintings oscillate between the abstract and figurative seeking to breach the surfaces of the modern environment both as physical construct and superficial image.
Gathering source material from the sharp lines of domestic interiors, recent work looks to the angled configurations of ceilings and walls for compositional inspiration. The Survivor and Panel series observes the muted surfaces found within television programs. Its imagery is sourced from photographs of the broadcasted image, taken in order to degrade the detail.
These new images imply interference, a deliberate disruption in the incessant flow of visual information contained within the modern environment. He has recently received a grant from the Australia Council Visual Arts Board to produce a series of new work for 2006.