Chris Noel
  • Male
  • Montgomery Village, MD
  • United States
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fairy dust

30" x 30"
Jul 27
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fairy dust

"Curator’s Comments:   Fairy Dust appeared in a random selection of images, and once I realized it belonged to your body of work, I could identify the stylistic choices in color and found materials.  The piece has a refinement in the…"
Jun 30
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Jun 30
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Fossil Sequencer

"Curator’s Comments:   Fossil Sequencer is a relatively elusive work with layers of complexity that may be overlooked among the more colorful pieces in your portfolio. While it shares a tactile beauty with the mask headed characters, the…"
Jul 25, 2016
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Jul 25, 2016
mimi van bindsbergen and Chris Noel are now friends
Apr 7, 2014
Chris Noel liked Mark Schuler's photo
Apr 4, 2014
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petit_mal

"best thing I've in a long time"
Apr 4, 2014
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Apr 4, 2014
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Apr 4, 2014
Chris Noel liked judy robbins's photo
Apr 4, 2014
Chris Noel liked Jacob Pinto's photo
Apr 4, 2014
Chris Noel liked mimi van bindsbergen's photo
Apr 4, 2014
A image by Chris Noel was featured
Feb 22, 2014
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Lucha Libre

"Curator’s Comment:     These funny faces share the luscious use of intense color seen in your mixed media assemblages, but have an economic abstraction that belies their multi-faceted emotions. Lucha Libre, as the title implies,…"
Feb 21, 2014
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Feb 20, 2014

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I am a graphic designer by trade but when I'm not designing something for one of my clients I am often found in my garage composing abstract graphic paintings or imaginary objects out of what ever I can find. These items are basically collections of various items that no longer seem useful (trash). The sad thing is that I often don't need to look any further than my own home or office to find an abundance of material. It's almost inconceivable to me how much waste our culture manages to generate.

To me, my art is about who we are, right now. It's made from the contemporary artifacts of our time. When working on a piece, I often find myself thinking of creating a relic of past history and how time has a way of putting it's own creative spin on stuff. Much of what we discard in our everyday lives can take on new meaning when we can look at it from a different perspective.

At the very least my artwork is an excuse to preserve some very ordinary things of modern society and to recycle some junk that would otherwise end up in a landfill or get incinerated into the Earth's atmosphere. The process of trans-forming undesirable items into desirable ones is very exciting to me (turning trash into treasure). I like the idea that art can come from almost anything. Even garbage.

I refer to my style as Post-Consumer Realism.

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