Last week, CW+ was delighted to welcome artist Brendan Neiland to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for the unveiling of his recently donated artwork. The artwork, Confection 2022, is displayed on the first-floor corridor of the hospital for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy.
Brendan Neiland is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary painters and printmakers and is known for his interpretations of city life. His use of light and pictorial structure, using a spray-gun technique developed at the Royal College of Art, can be related to the work of Braque and Vermeer.
Neiland’s work is widely exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide including, in Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate London, and the British Council and Arts Council collections. He is represented by the Redfern Gallery and has had numerous shows internationally, including at the Galerie Belvedere in Singapore, which represents him in Singapore and the Far East.
Those in attendance at the unveiling included Lesley Watts, Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Trystan Hawkins, Director of Patient Environment at CW+, CW+ staff and invited guests.
Trystan said: ‘As part of our Arts in Health programme, we are proud to have a collection of artworks that enhances the hospital environment and provides a welcome distraction for patients and visitors. Confection 2022 is a wonderful addition to our collection, and we are very grateful to Brendan for his generous donation’.
Neiland is an active member of nearby Chelsea Arts Club and has participated in previous Chelsea Arts Club exhibitions at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.