Neal Tait was born in 1965 in Edinburgh and lives and works in London.
Tait creates drawings and paintings of alternative universes in which his figures and objects are part of a parallel visual system. He uses several narratives within one portrait or scene, using a dream-like aesthetic to convey the absurd, non-sensical logic of his work. Here, the everyday object is depicted next to the somnambulistic so that abstraction and beauty are met by figuration and disquiet.
He has exhibited in international group exhibitions such as Painting on the Move, Kunsthalle Basel, 2002: Direct Painting, Kunsthalle Mannheim, 2004 and Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane, London, 2007. Solo exhibitions include The Burnished Ramp, White Cube, London, 2003; Neal Tait, Sies + Höke Galerie, Dusseldorf, 2005 and Tambalamb, ACME, Los Angeles, 2007.