Neil Jeffries studied at St Martin’s School of Art, 1978-82, and the Slade School of Fine Art, 1982-84. He has a deep interest in medieval art and the continuing insistence of an awkward figuration fuels his work. He makes painted metal reliefs/sculptures.
His subjects include a miscellany of apparently incongruous subjects and concepts, which concern and fascinate him. These might be shapes, stories, points of view, dreamed experience, bumps, holes, corners and edges. Fragments join together and suggest a narrative, others remain separate, but still relevant and compelling.
Jeffries started his teaching career at the Slade School of Fine Art in the early 1990’s and he continues to have major input into the painting course today. He has won the Wollaston Award in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition as well as the Bryan Robertson Award and the Arts Foundation Award.
Born: 1959 in Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Elected RA: 24 September 2013
Preferred media: Sculpture