Paul Noble

SEA . 10

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Year 2024
Medium Pencil on paper
Dimensions 13.2 x 7 cm

About the work

A meticulous and dedicated draftsman, Noble creates dizzyingly elaborate encrypted schemes, drawing from inspirations as diverse as ancient Chinese scrolls and Japanese sculptures, Fabergé eggs and brick walls, eighteenth-century pornography and animal rights literature, Hieronymous Bosch and Öyvind Fahlström. The sheer level of detail in his drawings defies the capacity of the eye to see and the mind to fully grasp them.

Career Highlights

His work is held in private and public collections including The British Council, London; Tate Britain, London; and FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou.

Selected solo exhibitions include:

Paul Noble: Open Shut, Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds (2018-19);

Paul Noble, Gagosian, Geneva (2018).

Selected group exhibitions include:

Summer Exhibition, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London (2020);

Print Project Space: New Editions, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London (2020);

Politics of Small Places (with Patrick Geddes), Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee (2018);

History in the Making, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London (2018).

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