Thierry Noir who is credited in art history as the first artist to start painting large works on the Berlin Wall in 1984, and proceeded to paint on it virtually every day for the next six years, at a time when such expressions of ‘freedom’ where completely forbidden, has brought his latest exhibition, ‘Jazz’ to the Howard Griffin Gallery. The theme of the exhibition is defined by Noir returning to the musical influences which led him to Berlin in the 1980’s, which in turn defined his very future. For Noir art is a performance, one which he considers to be fluid and energetic, like jazz. So the pieces for this exhibition set to draw upon the parallels and harmony between these two practices.
For the exhibition Thierry Noir has taken over all the available space in the Howard Griffin Gallery to generate an fully rounded experience with his bright and dominating installation. The works confront you everywhere you turn, reminiscent of Thierry’s Noirs output in Berlin in the 1980’s. Accompanying the many paintings produced by Noir for the show there are also a selection of accompanying large scale sculpture pieces produced in collaboration with Chris Tsonias, who works with discarded materials such as paper and fabric and reworks them into his sculpture works. Which in this case helps add a 3D quality to the all-round sensory experience of the exhibition.
The exhibition runs until August 20th, so if you are in the area and haven’t done so already, head along for quite a show.
Thierry Noir at work on adding some extra additions to his full on installation exhibition.