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Sunday Salon 21 | Laurence Noga
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Sunday Salon 21, The Found and Forgotten, at Saturation Point Projects. Deptford.
A selection of works by the artist, writer and curator Laurence Noga.
My recent paintings and constructions interact with a long-
artists such as Moholy-
Kidner, Natalie Dower and Colin Cina also influence me. My work engages with memory and
personal themes; many of the items used in the work come from my father’s systematic
collection of objects in his garage: hundreds of packets, sheet music, tools, washers, menus,
books and photographs. These objects inspire an open approach, using the found and
The curation of the show aims to bring together the themes and series I have been exploring
over the last four years. In particular, the lockdown period infiltrated undercurrents
and elements into the way the works were developed and constructed, and allowed the
suggested colour of the found items to develop the palette of the work – perhaps evoking a
certain time or place. I want to bring a physicality and sound to the feel of the approach, which subtly draws the audience into the history of the work.
I am interested in how peripheral associations and imperfect colour choices draw the
audience into the surface implications of the work. These geometries are often merged
optically across the surface to activate the layered compositions and develop the luminous
states of spatialisation and ambiguity. I like the idea that the approach towards memorabilia
(such as tools or packets) is subtly embedded into the making of the painting, building a
human response to the mysterious, forgotten items and their poetic sense of history.
My ongoing research into the Bauhaus artists (Klee, Kandinsky, Albers, Moholy-
the unpredictability/predictability of the colour handling. These relationships aim to
unbalance the viewer as surface facture is used translucently or with sudden density. The
colour is often disbursed, or used in compartments to create a deliberate, and odd, depth of
Deep Blue Filtered Green (2022). Acrylic, wood and collage on panel, 25 x 35 cm
Soft Red Filtered Orange (2021). Acrylic,collage,vintage papers,wood, plastic. 20x 20 x 7 cm
Deep Black Filtered White (2022)