Though initially working as a graphic designer at Glue London, Adam Neate always had a particular interest in street art. As a young boy he recalls being captivated by the images of street art he would find at books at his local library. He first began painting with aerosol cans on recycled objects, giving his work away to friends and charity shops. After discovering his work was being thrown away with the rubbish, he began leaving pieces out on the streets for all to enjoy. In 2007 he had his first solo show at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, selling out within hours. The Telegraph described him as a pioneer of a new trend, showing street art in commercial galleries. Since that time Neate has travelled the world with his work, gaining recognition from huge British institutions like the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate Modern.