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.