Tim Noble and Sue Webster – Blind Painting
Their first solo exhibition in New York since 2008, Tim Noble and Sue Webster will be exhibiting 'Blind Painting' at The Suzanne Geiss Company on the 13th of November until December the 20th 2014.
Recognised for their sculptural shadow portraits built from waste and debris, prints and casts of their body parts, Tim and Sue engage in blindfolding themselves to make portraits of each other from memory. They explore the strangeness when immersed in the unfamiliar; they explore the tension between control and chaos when trying to depict each other’s features and personalities. They welcome the subconscious to flow through into their paintings creating obscured contoured black and white blind paintings. The exhibition comprises of large black and white paintings as well as works on paper created by the artist’s feet.
A second series of work concentrates on the fluidity and unrestricted nature of painting, by wiping and flicking left over paint to create paintings that embody the nature of doing and making without thinking. Tim and Sue continue to play with the traditional understanding of portraiture, abstraction and collaboration in their solo exhibition Blind Painting.