Orange, Blood Orange
This painting depicts blood oranges receding into a landscape. The scale is often ambiguous in Noel's work and is used to create a sense of the uncanny. In this painting, a cake becomes a vast expanse, oranges become planets and candles become people.
Los Angeles-based Alexandra Noel paints fantastical image assemblages that blend the surreal and the familiar. Her compact panels explore the relationship between the body and handheld devices by cropping and resizing images. In her work, domestic objects and other commonplace elements are often placed in imaginary settings and tragic scenarios.
Alexandra Noel was born in 1989.
Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at numerous venues, including: Bodega in New York City (2019); Freedman Fitzpatrick in Paris, France (2019); Atlantis in Marseille, France (2019); and Parker Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2018); among others.
Noel’s work has also been featured in group exhibitions at many institutions, including: Made in LA 2020: A Version at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2020–21); Office Baroque in Antwerp, Belgium (2021); Galerie Crèvecoeur in Paris, France (2020); Potts in Los Angeles, California (2019); Château Shatto in Los Angeles, California (2019); Galerie Sultana in Paris, France (2018); XYZ Collective in Tokyo, Japan (2018); Travesia Cuatro in Guadalajara, Mexico (2018); Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago, Illinois (2017); Balice Hertling in Paris, France (2017); and Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco, California (2016); among others.
Noel lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
This painting depicts blood oranges receding into a landscape of ambiguous scale.More