David Noonan

 

The Artist

David Noonan (Ballarat, Australia, 1969) lives and works in London.
He transforms black and white or sepia found imagery into striking collages and large-scale silk-screened tableaux on linen or films. He collects photographs, archival documents and magazines and books related to utopian collectives in the 1960s and 70s, theater and dance performances, or art education, and layers. Histories fused. Any sense of time and place is blurred or displaced. The multiple appropriations blend realism, mystery and myth. Textures and often patched or folded. Many contain printed patterns that are inspired by Japanese textiles. Noonan also produces panelled, figurative sculptures in which cut out silhouettes of performers act out grand gestures. A carved wooden owl is a recurring motif.
Recent solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (2011), the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2009), the Chisenhale Gallery, London (2008) and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007). In 2009, his work was included in the group show Altermodern, as part of the Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London (2009). JRP/Ringier published two publications, a monograph (2012) and Scenes, an artist book in 2009.

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