|Born||December 8, 1974
Bromley, Kent, England
Life and work
Rémy Noë was born in Bromley, Kent, England, to a French/Dutch father and English mother, but has lived in Medway for most of his life. From 1986 to 1993, he attended Vinters Boys School, which he described as "a living hell", and Chatham Grammar School for Boys. 1993-97, he attended Canterbury College of Art for Foundation and BA in Fine Art, but was forced to leave by the Department of Social Security. From 1997 to 1998, he resumed a part-time BA, but was expelled for condemning "conceptual shit" and also threatened with arrest. Since then, he has worked in his father's garage, Medway Citroen. During this time he returned to studies at Canterbury Christ Church College, and obtained his Master in Fine Arts degree in 2011.
In 1996, his work was first publicly exhibited in Indo Gothic, in Chatham, Kent. In 2000, he took part in the first Stuckist demonstration against the Turner Prize outside Tate Britain. In 2001, he founded the Maidstone Stuckists group and was exhibited in the Vote Stuckist show that year. He staged fourteen shows of the Maidstone Stuckists works in various venues, including pubs, libraries and the Maidstone Music School, as well as arranging expeditions of the group for "painting, inspiration and getting drunk". In 2004, his work was included in The Stuckists Punk Victorian at the Walker Art Gallery for the 2004 Liverpool Biennial.
He has a hatred of cities, but does frequent Gothic nightclubs in London. He likes to spend time exploring Kent and researching European mythology. Norse and Anglo-Saxon mythology are recurring themes in his paintings, as are historical sites and the countryside in Kent. The use of sacred geometry and his own form of aesthetic geometry are features in his work. The colour and texture of some work "evokes a kind of modern Impressionism."
Notes and references
- Milner, Frank ed. (2004), The Stuckists Punk Victorian, p.128, National Museums Liverpool, ISBN 1-902700-27-9.
- "Turner Prize demo 2000", stuckism.com. Retrieved 4 April 2008.
- "UK Stuckists and guest artists", Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 4 April 2008.
- Prudames, David. "Brit Art beware the First Stuckist International is her", 24 Hour Museum, 12 August 2002. Retrieved 27 October 2008.
- Rémy Noë at the Walker Gallery
- Official Remy Noe Website
- Gallery of Rémy Noë paintings
- Rémy Noë at the Raw Arts Festival 2005
- The Maidstone Stuckists
- Rémy Noë with the Maidstone Stuckists