Tim Noble & Sue Webster create unorthodox and visually seductive comments on today's consumerist and narcissist society.
Falling Apart, 2001
DescriptionA formless nugget of junk has been joined, seemingly haphazard, and placed on a pedestal. However a light source reveals the meticulous construction: a sharply delineated silhouette of two people's profiles is cast on the wall. The profiles are self-portraits of the artists.
About the workNoble & Webster's art embodies, as Noble himself says "your worst nightmare as to what art can be" - their sculptures are vulgar, aggressive and seemingly more pop than the Grammys yet also contrasting and ambiguous.
Tim Noble & Sue Websters' art in generalAs do many artists of their generation, Noble & Webster have a keen interest in the everyday around them. This everyday and its significance to one’s identity form the basis of their art.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster both studied at Foundation College, Cheltenham Art College (1985 – 1986), Nottingham Polytechnic (1986 – 1989) and Royal College of Art in London (1992 – 1994).....