David Noonan



Black screenprint on 410gsm Somerset Radiant White paper with Silver Sparkle ink background

58 × 73 cm

Edition of 20 copies, signed and dated by the artist

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about this work

In this limited edition David Noonan contemplates the sculptural and spatial qualities of print, through both the visual relationship of collaged forms and the textural properties of ink upon on paper. The edition comprises two separate screen prints on heavyweight paper, which are hand collaged by the artist to create a subtle relief. Layers of imagery are built up over a background of metallic pigment, suspended in a clear medium so that the print surface shifts and morphs depending on the position of the viewer or the nature of the light. In exploring the multidimensional potential of the printed surface and the navigational strategies of the eye, the very act of looking is brought into question.

about David Noonan

David Noonan 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 relating to utopian collectives in the 1960s and 70s, theatre and dance performances, or art education, and layers selected images with others of plants, animals and buildings. Histories fuse. Any sense of time and place is blurred or displaced. The multiple appropriations blend realism, mystery and myth. The fabrics he uses as the ground for the silk-screens are rough in texture 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.

(courtesy of Xavier Hufkens)

Noonan has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Melbourne; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Centre for Contemporary Art, Adelaide; and Chisenhale Gallery, London. He has also been included in group exhibitions at notable institutions including the Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Tate Modern, London; MOCA, Chicago; Zabludowicz Collection; London; and CAPC, Bordeaux. In 2009, his work was included in the group show Altermodern, as part of the Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London.

David Noonan is represented by the following galleries;
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Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

David Kordansky, Los Angeles

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney


Other works by David Noonan

David Noonan - Untitled - 2015

David Noonan


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