Details:

This surreal painting fuses familiar objects, like airliners and dumbbells, while playing with their traditional scale and placing them in an unusual setting.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Why would you ever want to leave?

This surreal painting fuses familiar objects, like airliners and dumbbells, while playing with their traditional scale. Noel often transforms the familiar and the everyday in her work, placing them in unfamiliar settings and forcing viewers to re-examine them. Here, the compactness of the large airliners stands in contrast to the imposing dumbbell in the foreground, playing with our sense of perspective.

Specs:

10 inches
8 inches

③ Artist:

Alexandra Noel

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:
Why would you ever want to leave?, 2019
Oil and enamel on panel
8.0 × 10.0 inches /
Alexandra Noel:
Why would you ever want to leave?, 2019
Oil and enamel on panel
8.0 × 10.0 inches /