Philip Noyed Creates Luminous Artwork
He Explores Light, Color and Space in Two and Three Dimensions
Philip Noyed is an innovative multi-media artist living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He creates luminous photographs, geometric light box illuminations, videos, paintings and mixed media installations.
His art work represents the quintessential contemporary art movement making use of creative technology that is changing the way art is viewed today.
Bold colors, light, and high-voltage geometric compositions characterize his versatile artworks that he transforms into wall-mounted or free-standing sculptural objects.
About His Artistic Process
Noyed’s art is printed as translucent Lambda C-type transparencies, surface-mounted to clear acrylic, framed in white acrylic, and back lit by LEDs or fluorescent lights.
About his process he explains, “I begin by photographing subjects, usually my own oil paintings, at slow shutter speeds, transforming hard-edged, dimensional shapes into vibrant light-emitting compositions.”
The artist then reworks the photographic images using digital technology, to enhance the color, saturation, temperature and form. “I also skew, distort, cut, replicate and merge the sampled images, creating new kaleidoscopic shapes.”
A Myriad of Animated Transitions
Noyed provides viewers with a mesmerizing experience as a myriad of transitions occur naturally as light passes through the art work. When viewed with 3-D glasses the animated surfaces of his paintings become more hypnotic.
His kinetic images provide a dynamic presence that grace many residential and corporate spaces. They combine a modern architectural sensibility with the power to induce relaxation.
Noyed’s background as a ceramic artist and also an expressionist painter have imbued his artwork with dimension and movement. In addition to skillful application of design elements, color has always been a constant source of inspiration for the artist.
His “Geometric Illuminations” series demonstrate the culmination of his exploration of light, color and space. Accurately named, they successfully embrace the essence of of geometric abstract painting and produce a light-filled ambiance.
Exhibitions and Accolades
Noyed’s many one-person and group exhibitions include: Aria and The Marsh Gallery, both in in Minnesota; Bashimi Art House Gallery, in Salzburg, Austria; Caelum Gallery, in New York City, and Red Bluff Art Gallery, in California; among others.
His upcoming exhibition “Geometric Illuminations” will be presented at the Phipps Center for the Arts, in Hudson, Wisconsin, May 22 – June 21, 2015.
He is showing "Rainbow Pyramid," during the Northern Spark show at Northrup on June 13, 2015.
The artist has been featured in several publications including Visual Art Beat Magazine and on television.
He has also won many national and international awards for his outstanding work in graphic design, digital design, video and brand development.
Poetic Works of Art
Noyed’s images are poetic and tranquil in nature as exemplified in the above piece titled “Improv Triptych in Blue, Magenta, Green and White”. The atmospheric qualities of his art are always prevalent.
Philip Noyed received a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Hamline University. His perspective on art is influenced by living in Japan for three years where he studied ceramics, calligraphy and Noh Theater.
Philip Noyed Artist Statement
My Geometric Illumination series of translucent photographs explore light, color and space, harnessing digital technology and embracing the aesthetics of abstract painting.
I begin by photographing subjects, usually my own oil paintings, at slow shutter speeds, transforming hard-edged, dimensional shapes into vibrant light-emitting compositions.
I digitally rework the original photographic images to create new images by amplifying color, saturation, temperature and form. I also skew, distort, cut, replicate and merge the sampled images, creating new kaleidoscopic shapes.
Images are transformed into wall-mounted or free-standing sculptural geometric objects – whether singular or arranged in sets. They are printed as translucent Lambda C-type transparencies, surface-mounted to clear acrylic, framed in white acrylic, and back lit by LEDs or fluorescent lights. The final result is a bold yet ethereal luminous entity.
Images are also used to create site-specific, free-floating, three-dimensional sculptures. Images act like stain glass window tiles and the light that passes through allows viewers to directly enter into the color experience.