Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Breathtaking Junk!

If you came across a pile of old rubbish, would you stand there and think "if I place this pile of old rubbish in a certain way and then shine a light behind it so that it cast a shadow onto a blank wall, could make it look something like this?":
Dirty White Trash (With Gulls) 1998
or this...
SHE (part of a diptych) 2004
or even this...

Miss Understood & Mr Meanor 1997

It's incredible isn't it?  This is the work of duo Tim Noble and Sue Webster both contemporary artists.  Their creations reflect a breathtaking vision of how we can turn something, previously used but currently redundant, into something stunning.  Noble and Webster take normal everyday objects and arrange them in such a way that when a light is projected through the objects that they create an identifiable image shadowed on to a background.
Such is their contribution to the British contemporary art scene and their influence on the younger generation of artists that they were both awarded Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Art at Nottingham Trent University in 2009.

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