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Born in 1965. Autodidact.
I work with a variety of materials, oilpaint, spraypaint, charcoal, oilpaintstick, silver & gold pigments, earth colors I found and made myself, anything with color that can be called paint really.
Though often recognizable forms may be shown with simple raw gestures on the canvas, they are at the same time abstractions not to mean anything other than trying to evoke the looking rather than the knowing what is presented.
As in dreams one doesn't really know what it's all about, I'm the detective in an experimental pursuit while getting lost in the world around me.
Borg deNobel paints on the boundaries of dreams. Her images derive from a place where primitive schema and sophisticated colors combine to become metaphors for lived and imagined experiences. Intentionally de-schooled and vibrant with forcefully painted surfaces, her work has an “in-your-face’ quality. There are echoes of neo-expressionism and Punk Rock, updated with cautious optimism, subtle humor and empathy.
Offering select clues to decipher, deNobel’s canvases become mysterious signs that are destined to mean different things to different viewers. Seduced by their apparent naïveté and provoked by their honesty, we are simultaneously compelled to reflect on our own associations with the forms portrayed and with cultured expectations of painting. Though deNobel toys expertly with the relationship between language and image when she juxtaposes recognizable forms, anyone looking for a story is likely to come up empty-handed. As titles such as Ice Flowers, Sleep is King and Dog in the Mist suggest, this is poetry, not prose. Her work is both charming and blunt . . . comfortably accessible on some levels and infectiously out of reach on others.
As a whole, deNobel’s paintings comprise the diary of a fearless traveler in unconscious realms. We are wise to follow her lead, for such telling experiences of life and art begin deep in the mind.
M.F.A., Ed. D
The School of Visual Arts
New York City
2020 - to date
The Lost End Gallery Changing CollectionVerloreneinde Kwadijk 17, 1471 CAKwadijk
A changing collection of Borg de Nobel’s works. Appointment only
2019 - to date
Bed & Breakfast Kerklaan, Groningenpermanent private collection
a private collection of very different sizes and subject matter collected over the years, represented all through 3 different B&B's
2022 - 2022
EuropArtFairGashouder, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
2022 - 2022
SeeMe Form & IntuitionNew York City Gallery Art Azulejo, 154 Orchardstreet , 10002, NYEast Village
2021 - 2021
PhiloPoemeM.A.D.S. gallery Milano, Italy
2020 - 2020
Tussen Kunst & Kitsch KitchenKitsch Kitchen Pop Up Event Haarlemmerdijk 48, Amsterdam
You can always find me in the kitchen at parties! Schilderijen van Borg de Nobel in de pop up shop van Kitch Kitchen
2018 - 2018
SeeMeAffordable ArtFair AfterParty, New York
1989 - 1990
Gerrit Rietveld AcademieAmsterdam
1987 - 1988
Art Students LeagueNew York City