Toby creates his work through a process of photography and digital manipulation, introducing hand drawn elements, geometric forms and a strong sense of colour, combined with expressive mark making. Recent developments have seen him drawing with a dot to produce paired down visuals with a free painterly result.
In a collaboration with make up artist Sharon Dowsett which lasted 10 years, Toby had the opportunity to record and respond to the backstage production of major fashion shows in London, Paris and Milan.
Other clients have included Issey Miyake where he produced a window installation at Issey’s London Flagship store illustrating both the interior and that seasons APOC collection. Producing visuals for the Kylie X World Tour in collaboration with design and lighting specialists UVA, and again working closely with UVA producing visuals for Jay-Z Blueprint World Tour. Other International Clients have included
Y-3, Nike, American Express and IBM.
Toby has also been visiting tutor at Epsom University of the Creative Arts and London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
“Graphically…dynamic” – John Galliano.
“His use and sense of colour is inspirational” – Sharon Dowsett.
“Toby Neilan is a graphic artist with a terrific handle on colour” – it’s nice that.
RE COVER Exhibition – Pop up Galerie Paris 2013
Pop up Shop – The Cornershop London September 2010
Katalogue XXL – Oscar Niemeyer Museum Brazil 2009
Gotham Inc Advertising Agency – Group Show NY 2009
Form and Discontent – Don’t Come Gallery Melbourne 2008
Bicycle Film Festival – Don’t Come Gallery Melbourne 2008
Postcard Exhibition – Sunshine Studio Tokyo 2008
WIWP/idn Two Faced – Agnes b Librairie Gallery Hong Kong 2007
Eyes On – C5 Gallery Beijing 2006
American Express / AnOther Magazine / Art & Sole / Boxfresh /
.Cent / Commons & Sense / Contemporary Museum of Art /
Deutsch Inc / Exit / Faesthetic / Flaunt magazine / Gloss / IBM /
Issey Miyake / Jay-Z Tour / Kylie X Tour / Mark / Mixte / Nike /
No Days Off / Ogilvy NY / Popular / Print-Process / Reed Pages /
Sand Europe / Santral Istanbul – Projections / Sharon Dowsett /
Staple Design / Stereohype / Tank / Topman / Urbanstone / UVA /
Warren Noronha / Winkreative / Y-3 Adidas / Yutaka Tajima