Sculptor Phil Neary’s work immediately recalls historical sculpture, in their tactile, bronze appearance. Neary’s sculpture also relates to historical work by way of its interest in creating and feeding dialogue, holding viewer’s attention and launching ideas. Neary’s works are often like artefacts, typically being small in appearance as well as seemingly delicate and intricate.
Auckland-based Neary has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career. He has exhibited in many solo and group shows since completing his BFA and MFA from University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Art, and his work has been showcased in several outdoor sculpture exhibitions.