Lot 363 - Laurence Noga - Soft Grey Filtered Red (Ronnie Hilton)
Acrylic, Vintage papers and collage on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
I am interested in peripheral associations and imperfect colour relationships interplayed through an industrial and geometric aesthetic. Personal themes and undercurrents and a sense of history comes from collective and individual memories. Many of the elements in my work are from my father’s collection of objects and memorabilia in his garage – hundreds of tools, sheet music, packets, washers, menus, books and photographs. Their selection and use activates an open approach reliant on the environment and experimentation, alongside a human response to the mysterious, and forgotten items and their poetic sense of history. A long term interest in the “Bauhaus’ particularly Moholy Nagy, Josef Albers and Paul Klee drives the unpredictability/predictability of the colour handling. These relationships aim to disorientate the viewer, as surface facture is used translucently, or with a sudden density. The colour is often disbursed, or used in compartments, to create a deliberate, and odd depth of field.
Wimbledon College of Art in 1981 – 4,
Byam Shaw (Central St Martins) 1990 -1.
2023 Die Wat Spaart Die Wat Heeft – Robert Drees Gallery Hanover
The New Accelerator Ruskin Gallery Cambridge (Co – Curated project),
A little Closer the Bindery Aleph Contemporary London.
2022 Strange Windows (the found and forgotten) Solo Show, Standpoint Gallery London, Small is Beautiful Flowers Gallery London,The aesthetics of enchantment in abstract art Aleph Contemporary The In and Out Club London, Tension Gallery Paste Table London,
Saturation Point Projects Sunday Salon 21 Solo Show London.
2021Aleph Contemporary at Home House, April - September London.
RA Summer show 2021, ‘The poetics of obsolescence’ with Aleph Contemporary London, Shape Chroma Tension Gallery 2021 London, Then and Now, Terrace Gallery, London,
2020: Covimetry an international exhibition of current trends in geometric art – BWA Gallery, Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland 4/12 – 31/12/20, Multilayer vision 20/20 curated by Juliane Rogge and Ivo Ringe – Raum Schroth, Museum Wilhelm Morgnet Soest. 11 /10 – 31/1/21.
2019 Possible Architectures Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, Collision Drive 3 RMIT Gallery Melbourne Australia, Panel paintings 3 : Diptych, Eagle Gallery London, Playtime (2019) curated by Sharon Hall at Arthouse 1 London.
2018 John Moores Painting Prize Walker Art Gallery Liverpool
Aleph Contemporary London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Layers of acrylic, collage, and found items, are combined in grids and pattern in a semi intuitive process. I am exploring a personal iconography and phenomenology and how that can be important within both memory and place: such as the look and feel of my mother’s musty sheet music collection from her time as a jazz vocalist in clubs and dance bands, or the crumpled menus (some with hand written changes) from the Caprice restaurant that my father worked at for many years. The colour is built up through close colour tones in an intimate and personal way, through transparency and opacity allowing the surface of the paint to permeate structure.
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