Toby creates his work through a process of photography and digital manipulation. A strong sense of colour plays its part with geometric forms and graphic lines reducing life like images to abstract representations. Drawing with a dot he produces pared down visuals with a free painterly result.
In a ten year collaboration with make up artist Sharon Dowsett, Toby had the opportunity to record and respond to the backstage production of major fashion shows in London, Paris and Milan. Other International Clients include Y-3, Nike, Issey Miyake, Kylie 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 / Form and Discontent – Don’t Come Gallery Melbourne 2008 / Bicycle Film Festival – Don’t Come Gallery Melbourne 2008 / WIWP/idn Two Faced – Agnes b Librairie Gallery Hong Kong 2007 / Eyes On – C5 Gallery Beijing 2006
125 Magazine / AIA / American Express / AnOther Magazine / Art & Sole / Boxfresh / .Cent / Commons & Sense / Cool Gray Seven / Deutsch Inc / Exit magazine / Faesthetic / Flaunt magazine / Gloss / House and Garden / IBM / Issey Miyake / Jay-Z Tour / Kylie X Tour / Mark / Mixté magazine / Nike / No Days Off / Ogilvy NY / Popular / Print-Process / RIBA / Sand Europe / Santral Istanbul – Projections / Sharon Dowsett / Staple Design / Stereohype / Tank / Topman / Urbanstone / UVA / Waterworks / Winkreative / Y-3 Adidas / Yutaka Tajima