The title being built immediately references both the physical and conceptual formation of this body of work – it can refer to the building of an idea, or the building of experiences and expectation. In this way Noonan draws our attention to the connection between the physical woks before us and the physical/sensory creative action of the artist.
Layered with imagery a raw honesty prevails throughout these paintings. For Noonan, colour ,form and composition, are cues for a personal interpretation of experience and psychology. His painterly practice performs as a language to translate sensory response.
Compositions reference preliminary drawings, collected phrases, and more specifically here a family photograph taken at a communist camp at Yarra Junction,and a 1940’s futuristic watercolor by an unknown French painter. This source material points to a culmination of idea and desires. Obscured figures and landscapes appear throughout this predominately abstracted series.
Daniel Noonan was born in Melbourne in 1974 and now lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y. Noonan attended the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) in 1997. Throughout the late 90s and 2000s, Noonan exhibited in various solo and group shows in Melbourne and Sydney and was also a member of artist group “DAMP” during this time. Noonan relocated to New York in 2005. His work is held in collections of Artbank, the National Gallery of Victoria, the collections of James Mollison AO, John McBride, the Joyce Nissan collection, as well as private collections in Australia, United States and Europe.
ECHO HOPE, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2019; Being Built, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2017; Working Pictures, Dutton, New York, 2015;
That of my There, Dutton, New York, 2015; GG Spectrum & Elements, Tristian Koenig, Melbourne, 2014; Minor Threat, Crossley & Scott Contemporary, Melbourne, 2005; Nothing, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney, 2004; The Unfinished Studio, Crossley & Scott Contemporary, Melbourne, 2003; Day to Day, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney, 2002
Spring 1883, Dutton, Sydney, 2018; Works on Paper, BEERS, London, 2017; Spring 1883, Dutton, Sydney, 2017; Out of Place, Dutton, New York, 2016; Spring 1883, Dutton, Sydney, 2015; REDUXDELUX, Parkhaus Projects, Berlin, 2010; Our Project Presents: Poster Show, with Guy Benfield, 117 Grattan St., New York, 2008; Brix Presents: Full Nelson, Berlin, 2007; Recent Aquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2005.