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Neal Beggs

°1959, Larne, Northren Ireland

Much of Neal Beggs’s work is attached to a specific form of activity: rock-climbing. A former mountaineer, he retains an attitude in his life and art that seeks to invalidate boundaries. Many of his pieces, at times ‘participatory’ for the public, borrow their formal vocabulary from that sport (walls, hand holds, etc.). But the analogy is taken further beyond such literal plastic qualities and boarders of metaphor to new ground, as the artist adapts the principles of his former life to the process of artistic creation.

In Belgium Neal Beggs realized projects for BruxellesBravo (Dear Prudence, Mont des Arts, 2007) and in Le Bonheur (Happy(n/x) ­ Starmap, 2007). He also had shows in Saint-Nazaire (Le Grand Café), Nantes (Zoo Galerie, FRAC des Pays de la Loire), Paris and Glasgow (Tramway). In the fall of 2008 Neal Beggs participates in group exhibitions in BE-PART in Waregem ( and in the gallery Elisa Platteau.