London based abstract artist Julia Noble is hosting a solo exhibition of her work at Jealous East. Materiality, colour and process are three characteristics that define her work. The large scale kaleidoscopic works that she has produced took their inspiration from Picasso’s line drawing “Femme a la fleur” which forms the under-drawing for all the works. Julia Noble works on paper and uses multi-layered processes including line drawing with a sewing machine to create the richly textured pieces. The title of the exhibition has also been appropriated from Picasso in recognition of the part that his inspiration has played in the creation of the works.
Julia’s creations are instinctive, the end product is largely determined by the processes and the colours that are used. She likes to experiment with materials and sets herself a series processes, rules and a limited colour palette for each work. She does not know how a piece will end up until it is completed.
Julia is drawn to art works where the puzzle is to ascertain how they were made, where things are not as they seem, trying to establish the processes that have been employed. She therefore creates works that challenge the viewer to try and work out how they are made and what they are made of. Her art is unashamedly joyful, her aim being to create works that uplift the spirit.