Noemie Goudal

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Noemie Goudal

Young artist's melancholic images blur fantasy and reality...

Part sculptural artworks, part site-specific installations, London-based Parisian Noemie Goudal‘s photography is often unsettling – always captivating, and utterly beautiful. The Central Saint Martins graduate produces alluring works that transform settings, situations and objects with a subtlety that forces you to question their own reality; draped netting transforms a woodland into a gushing waterfall, a dilapidated basement becomes the underneath of a pier.

Cardboard, print-outs and packaging tape aid the transitions with gleeful, lo-fi charm, whilst Goudal’s muted hues and decaying backdrops lend her works an uneasy, chilling quality. Sinister they may be, but there’s an effortless beauty to Goudal’s work – fantasy meets reality, physical existence meets your melancholic daydreams. There’s countless stories to be told by each photograph, your imagination is really the only limitation to just how powerful they can be…

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