Lindsey Nobel Artist Statement
My work explores the unseen and subliminal connections that bind human beings together through advanced technologies pervasive throughout modern society. Ironically, even though we are more connected than ever before, we have grown more alone and divided than ever before. My collections seek to investigate this juxtaposition and invite the viewer closer to better understand this hidden language. I rely on our desires for connection, touch, spirituality and seduction to dig deeper into our shared consciousness. This is reflected in my work as something that I refer to as “Neurons,” which depict these intersections with the human nervous system.
The aesthetic practice I employ is a combination of abstract expressionism rooted in the principles of minimalism. For my paintings I utilize oil, acrylic, ink, resin, coffee or pen on canvas, masonite or wood panels. Mixed media is incorporated in select paintings, photography and sculptures. In addition, a 50cc syringe is uniquely employed to eject paint onto canvas instead of brushes for the ejection series of paintings.
My influences are first and foremost everything I see, hear, taste, feel and experience. People I have met and yet to meet continuously inspire and enlighten the creative fire within me. The artists I most admire are Kandinsky, Warhol, Dali, Van Goh and Pollock. Experimental films that question perception by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, David Lynch and Stanley Kubrik are also influential in my work. These creative forces and the incessant search for meaning, truth and understanding drive my visceral artistic approach.