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Paul Noble | Time draws...

Paul Noble
Time draws...
Thursday 3 December 2020, 1-2pm

An online event of visuals, sounds and words choreographed by artist Paul Noble, re-imaging the duration, horizon and captivating reverie of drawing. Part of the series of events to accompany the exhibition Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020.

This event is free and open to all. Places can be booked via Eventbrite.
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Paul Noble is a contemporary artist forging a unique and maverick path in the ebullient British art scene. He received widespread international recognition for his vast and monumental drawing project, Nobson Newtown, which he began in 1996. Drawing image after image, story after story—at once architect and town planner, archaeologist and cartographer, social historian and activist, creator and destroyer—Noble has invented and described a melancholy urban vision somewhere between Le Doux’s revolutionary utopias, Sim City, and the post-holocaust wastelands pictured in the daily media. 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, Hieronymous Bosch and Oyvind Fahlstrom. The sheer level of detail in his drawings defies the capacity of the eye to see and the mind to fully grasp them.

Recent solo exhibitions include Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (2018); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014) and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2004). Selected group exhibitions include Politics of Small Places (with Patrick Geddes), Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee, Scotland (2018); Drawing Now: 2015, Albertina, Vienna, Austria (2015); Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry (2014) and Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Britain, London (2012). His work is held in public collections including Tate, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York and FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France.


This project accompanies the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020, 13 November – 19 December 2020 at Cooper Gallery.

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Image credit: Paul Noble studio view 2020 courtesy the artist.