Paul Noble was born in Northumberland in 1963. He studied at Sunderland Polytechnic 1982-83 and Humberside College of Higher Education, Hull 1983-86.Read More
He was included in Abracadabra at the Tate Gallery, London in 1999 and the British Art Show in 2000. In 2002, he took part in Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, Museum of Modern Art, New York and (The World May Be) Fantastic, Biennale of Sydney, Australia.
Recent solo exhibitions include Paul Noble: New Works, Gagosian, San Francisco (2017); Paul Noble: Nobson, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2014); The Gates, Gagosian, Athens (2013) and Marble Hall, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2011). Paul Noble was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.
Recent group exhibitions include Lines of Thought, Marta Herford Museum, Marta Herford, Germany (2015); Drawing Now, Albertina, Vienna (2015); Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green (2014); Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California (2009).
To ease to 'ell one needs two N's is Noble's first print project with the gallery. Noble lives and works in London.
Characterised by a flatness of perspective and a uniformity of light, these pictures contain certain recurring motifs: a leg, large and incongruous like a divine icon; mysterious doors, always concealing whatever is behind them; and clocks that stand still at 10:45-the time at which, Noble says, Nobson was created, suggesting a surreal...