David Emmanuel Noel
Visual Artist, Designer and Illustrator
London and New York
David Emmanuel Noel is a freelance artist with a wealth of experience collaborating with others, including musicians and performing acts.
David Emmanuel Noel is a British born artist, designer and illustrator based in London and New York. He has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and the United States. A Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, his passion for art began at a young age. As a child he was surrounded by art and music, sharpening his awareness of self -expression and exposure to the creative industries.
At college, he received his first commission from a local hospital to paint a series of pieces named after areas of England’s Lake District. This set his foundation as an artist. Throughout his early years he focused primarily on landscapes, from Turner inspired pieces to work heavily influenced by his exposure to the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. After joining a number of art groups and collectives, including a short period as Director and Chair of The Brixton Artists Collective (BAC), his experimentation with colour furthered, painting primarily with acrylics, producing figurative and abstract pieces covering a variety of themes.
Much of his work embodies his personal encounters as well as the exposure to history, cultures and experiences of peoples from the African diaspora. Moreover, his work is also influenced by politics, societal trends and his love of music particularly Jazz. David is interested in some form of cultural representation, yet equally attracted to the subjective aspect of painting — in the application of paint and the balance of colour, scale, line and movement. He brings a subtle and sophisticated feel to his paintings through a unique balance of colour, composition and texture.
He maintains his broader interests in the arts through involvement in a number of projects, merging the visual and performing arts with education, community development and social regeneration.
He has worked with charities and organisations such as the ACLT, NSPCC, UK health service agencies, the London Boroughs of Ealing and Lambeth, The New York Mayor’s Office and CAMBA- a New York based agency supporting social services for over 30,000 people in the city’s five boroughs. The energy for his collaboration comes from a constant desire to reveal the value of the creative industries and how each discipline provides a therapeutic component and social benefit to society
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David Emmanuel Noel is primarily a visual artist with a wealth of experience collaborating with musicians and performing acts. As a painter and illustrator, David has taught art and worked closely with bodies such as New York’s Groundswell Community Mural Project, the UK Department of Health, the Royal Institute of British Architects, National Network for Art in Health and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children with an aim to promote the social and therapeutic benefits of art in public spaces.
Solo show - Installation of music and visual arts celebrating African music and culture with Darryl Yokley’s Sound Reformation.), An Exhibition of African Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia
Group show, ‘What it is to be me’, Elizabeth James Gallery - London
Group show, Peace Project’s Touring Exhibition 2015, Affair of the Arts - Culver City, CA
Group Show, Amsterdam Whitney August show, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery - New York, NY
Group Show, Art in Mind- Absolution, Brick Lane Gallery - London, United Kingdom
Group, The Art of Carnival, W3 Gallery - London
RAW: Natural Born Artists, 93 Feet East - London, United Kingdom
Group, Peace, Love and Understanding, Art Zone 461 - San Francisco, CA
Group Show, he Peace Project’s“ Make Peace” international exhibition, Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea, New York & - Swam gallery, 560 Second Stree, Oakland, CA
Group Show, Matrix of Conceptualisation, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery - New York, NY
Group, Bushwick Open Studios, Gallery M - New York, NY
AACDD Untold Gold, Bargehouse Oxo Tower - London, United Kingdom
Group Show, Group Show, A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery - New York, NY
Solo Show, An Exhibiton of Art, Carnival Village - London, United Kingdom
Solo Show, ACLT Fundraising Exhibition, Bernie Grant Arts Centre - London
Solo Show, Art by David Emmanuel Noel, Red Gate Gallery, - London, United Kingdom
Solo Show, Exhibition of Works, Studio Twelve Gallery - Helsingborg Sweden
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