Neil Wood has been a practicing professional sculpture and fine artist for three decades. He has many years experience teaching and lecturing in fine art and sculpture at institutions in the UK. He has worked in various settings; in education, as artist in residence and visiting lecturer, alongside his practice producing sculpture for exhibition and commissions.
He employs a Modernist methodology to explore the human condition in the 21st century. He continues to use the figure as a vehicle to explore formal material qualities and visual language as a means of expressing, often complex ideas, about the world we inhabit and the nature of human experience and relationships.
His bronze sculpture of the last few years have followed a general theme to do with the plight of people displaced or disenfranchised such as refugees or asylum seekers, who through the misfortune of their circumstances find themselves the victims of global politics. His semi abstract figures are an attempt to personalise these people by referencing them in compositions (a Mother & Child, a couple in and embrace, children running etc) we can relate to at an individual level.