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Paul Noble

Born UK, 1963

After completion of his degree at Humberside College of Higher Education in 1986 Paul Noble moved to London. He became one of the founding members of the not-for-profit gallery City Racing in Kennington, which built a reputation as a supportive environment for artists.

His work explores themes of hopelessness and social malfunction, creating highly detailed, yet bleak and despairing, fantastical landscapes in graphite and paint. The work in Noble’s 2004 solo show at the Whitechapel Gallery, ‘Nobson Newtown’, took 8 years to complete, and included a series of large scale detailed aerial drawings of a fictional city. In 2007 he showed at the Gagosian Gallery in New York.