Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Mead Art Gallery
The Contemporary Art Society has acquired Satellite I and Satellite II by Noémie Goudal (b.1984, Paris, France) for Mead Art Gallery, Warwick and Leamington Spa Art Gallery.
Noémie Goudal’s work is inspired by removed and isolated places with distinct narrative influence. She constructs fictional photographic landscapes by amalgamating sections of exiting architectural constructions from across Europe on large scale photographic backgrounds. The resulting works exist in a state between illusion and reality, with ambiguity to where they truly belong.
Satellite I and Satellite II refer to Brutalist and Cosmic Indian architecture. They explore the artist’s ongoing interest in geomorphic structures and the relationship between nature and artifice. Despite Goudal’s deliberate clues to the uncertainty of these imagined post-industrial architectural monuments, a sense of determined purpose, rigidity and stature is strongly conveyed through each of the works.
Studying MA Photography at the Royal College of Art and Graphic Design at Central St Martins, Goudal now lives in Paris and works between London and her home city. She was a recipient of the 2013 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie award and featured in Out of Focus: Photography (Saatchi Gallery, London) in 2012. Her work has been included in a variety of exhibitions, including solo shows at FOAM Museum, Amsterdam and the New Art Gallery Walsall, UK.