Friday, November 20, 2009

John Noel Smith

 John Noel Smith has been long regarded as one of Ireland's foremost contemporary painters.  His work forms part of important public, private and corporate collections across the world. He was elected a member of Aosdana in 2005.
John Noel Smith  is also the father of Aoife Smith in Form I (Poster Design, right)

The following article appeared in the Irish Times on Wednesday 18th November.

Negotiating images of home and away
VISUAL ART: JOHN NOEL SMITH’s abstract paintings in his Pandect series, (Pandect IV, left) at Hillsboro Fine Art, are beautiful things. Visually they’re not at all complicated. Central panels, inscribed with networks of cross-hatched linear marks of a single colour on a paler ground, are flanked by two flat-painted, monochrome panels. There are some variations and elaborations on this basic scheme, but not many. It might sound quite minimal and uninvolving, not something likely to offer much in the way of visual goodies. To read the reat of the article click here.

John Noel Smith's exhibition runs until today, November 20th, at Hillsboro Fine Art, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.