About Neil Tye
“The real reason for doing art is to bring human values back to the conversation”
This quote impacted me, and is in fact the reason why I do art, and why it drives me, through my art and creative expression my longing is to get the best out of people, to see the best in people, to encourage them to dare to dream, and believe in themselves, and ultimately to create conversation.
Neil has been active as an artist all his life, from music, to performance, to painting. For the last 25 years he has been working professionally, as a physical visual theatre performer, instructor, teacher, and installation artist, and has taken his performances, and teaching skills around the world, both in theatres, to community centres, to the dumps in Manila, the Bush in Africa, and the Amazon Jungle in Brazil. 12 years ago he took up the brush, and found his passion for fine art again, and hasn’t put the brush down since, and has exhibited his works in various places around Denmark and the UK within those years.
Born in London UK in 1963, where upon He moved with my parents to a small town in Harlow Essex, to where he is currently living with his wife and children in Kolding Denmark.
He studied commercial art at the Herts and Essex school of art and design. From there he graduated and spent some years working his way through various commercial design studios within London.
In his spare time he took up another artistic passion of his, playing percussion in several rock bands travelling around the country, and sometimes playing abroad. His experience with the music gave him a whole new perspective on life and culture. At the same time he was introduced to another hidden talent that he never knew he had, and that was contemporary dance!