The work is not graffiti because it never appears to be a single person’s message. It is the accumulation of graffiti: layers of messages jostling for space, words that have been scratched out and tiny pencil doodles filling the gaps. Sometimes a huge aerosol figure or a sprayed tag will be the final layer of a painting that seems to represent decades of abuse but shares the same fascinating beauty you find lifting the lid of an old school desk.
Neale Howells, American Dream, 2015
Neale Howells, Joe's Garage, 2017
Neale Howells, Helena Bonham Carter to the rescue, 2022
Neale Howells, It's My Own Design, 2001/2022
Neale Howells, Credible, 2022
Neale Howells, Holding Statement, 2022
Neale Howells, Johnny Mathis Chances, Are Your Chances, 2018