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Galvanized Ventricle

I had been working on two other paintings, in the Wienerwald, on the edge of Vienna, when I first noticed these fallen trees. The painting was made in the studio from a series of drawings and small studies. The composition of fallen trees and branches creating a structure in all directions, appealed to me. All the branches setting off in many different directions make an interesting composition across the square format of the canvas. In addition to this, a series of smaller paintings and compositions are created through the negative spaces provided by the branches. I liked how the central trunks, some living, some dead, rise up and out of the ground and head off in all different directions. Almost like a giant bunch of flowers wilting in the forest, waiting to be picked. I was keen to impose an almost mechanical idea to nature’s constructed sculpture.

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Dimensions 120 x 120 cm
Medium oil on Linen
Year 2016
Noel Paine studied at the City & Guilds of London Art School (Foundation, 1990-91); the University of Wales, Cardiff (BA, Art and Aesthetics, 1st Class Hons Painting, 1991-94); and the University of Kent, Canterbury (MA, Fine Art, 1996-98). While studying, Noel travelled to the USA which proved to be an influential time for research and practical development in his early career. Upon returning to London in 1996, he began to work on paintings which would extend into the work he makes today. This focuses on scenes of the environment he inhabits, this has resulted in his ‘London East End’ series, and, since 2008, when he has been living and working in Italy and Austria, an ongoing series of works with historical and stylistic influences from Lazio and the landscape of the Austrian countryside.

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