Abstract art that comes to life

Tim NobleSue Webster showArt exhibitionLondon-based duo Tim Noble and Sue Webster have recently opened their first solo show since 2006 at Blain|Southern gallery in London.

The show is titled Nihilistic Optimistic and includes six large-scale sculptures built from what appear to be haphazard clumps of discarded wood. When illuminated by a light they create accurate self-portraits of the artists. 

The artists comment: ‘Tim Noble and Sue Webster take ordinary things including rubbish, to make assemblages and then point light to create projected shadows which show a great likeness to something identifiable including self-portraits. The art of projection is emblematic of transformative art. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal or even taxidermy creatures to a recognizable image, echoes the idea of ‘perceptual psychology’ a form of evaluation used for psychological patients. Noble and Webster are familiar with this process and how people evaluate abstract forms. Throughout their careers they have played with…

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