Wednesday, 25 April 2012

David Noonan

David Noonan is an Australian artist based in London whose fascinating work is steeped in the imagery of 60s and 70s performance art and happenings. Using found archival images which he overlays or prints as life-size black and white 2D images, Noonan creates weird installations which suggest acid-drenched blissed-out lunacy, or oblique fictional fashion campaigns for the likes of Farrah Jeans or Mary Quant in their heyday. Using large, uncoated canvas or fabric panels to print his images on, the work immediately feels nostalgic and fantastical yet weirdly modern. If you’ve ever wanted to be part of the tennis match that isn’t in Antonioni’s Blow Up, go and see a Noonan installation.

All images © David Noonan