1. EDGE OF LIGHT artist NOELJEFF
36″x24″ acrylic on canvas
5 of a collection @Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore. For details do contact here. RN
2. SEA URCHIN RaylaNoel 36″x24″ Acrylic, Oil on canvas
3. HOPE WHISPERS. RaylaNoel 36″x24″ Acrylic Oil on Canvas
Noel & Rayla’s paintings best described as Conceptual Art – first displayed at Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai, 2000 …
Art has no borders, these are Finger prints of an era coloured by a Life that has never been as vivid!
Quote by a contemporary ArtDirector/ Curator Kalanirvana centre(Ashis.pahi ) , “Noel’s painting of the horses (Edge of Light) is time, past, present, future, racing itself, continuous present. Today will soon be yesterday…” 1. EDGE OF LIGHT – new grass among the dust, one hears hoof and neigh, even a Stillness. A viewer’s comment, ‘ In certain angles, these horses recede, closer, they turn around.. how is that ?’
Mysteries surface in an artwork – they are known to speak about the artist’s life, reflective of inner/ outer life. Colour choices and style generate from individual tastes, mentored or not.Noel works after office hours, loves painting in pre-dusk, early morning light, or even the dark, candle lit. Is provoked by Beauty in Nature, or injustice.
2. SEA URCHIN frames a childhood bythe sea, staring at Today. (Sea Urchin is a weed, when dried, is a ball of spiked grass. Here it is the face of a girl -woman, crossing Roads. Half afraid, still innocent). Top extreme right, a lighthouse. Another edge of Light ? The greys are pre-dominant, among feminine features, little steps leading one’s own imagery into its gaze. Original pinewood frame, a Piece to cherish.
3.HOPE WHISPERS describes itself, quiet, loud, persistent. A prayer, unspoken.The lines are aggressive, near audible, to this Viewer. I would choose a different frame if I took it home. Perhaps an ornate wine edged with gold.
4.WAITING has been aptly captured by camera on a chair ! ( Frank.minn Photography It is Woman, transient, made- over , her Stance as on a Stage. She waits, is watched. Faceless, defiant. Rough and tender, like Its lines, gaudy – feet-less women. One thinks of deer, prey and .. hard to say. This Painting was originally called Rehearsals. RNoel says she finds it very hard to label her work. Like her poems. She paints because it is easier than writing….( her words ) She inspired by challenges, ( read – maddens-me)
- 4. WAITING . Artist RaylaNoel. 36″x24″ Acrylic, Oil on canvas
5. ‘RIVER TERN’ (below) :
Sunrise – sun set ? The boat leaves – arrives, the River Tern( bird) is a relief against the tones of shadow and crimson rinse. Do artists plan their work ? Do emotions bleed, are these mere commercial ventures, are these paintings from within,were they inspired ?
Paintings have been known to provoke calm or disturb,anger or inspire. There is more Art today, than ever before, in India, or globally.Why people paint, buy or sell, spend hours over a piece of canvas will be a mystery till one falls in love with something only they can see, in a capture. It is a craft, not just to create a painting, but to be able to see something of oneself in it. Or one’s Life. Perhaps it is a Journal of the Times we live in ? A legacy we leave behind…
Noel &Rayla live in Bangalore, with three children, a dog and a heart full of dreams to open their own creative centre for ‘ people with abilities’.
Everyday You write a new Line of Love, into these spaces called my life – I am amazed by Grace..
This Post by a friend of Innerdialects. Gratitude.
- 5. RIVER TERN Artist NOELJEFF 36″x24″ Acrylic on Canvas.
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