Noémie Goudal is a French artist who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 with an MA in Photography and lives and works between Paris and London.
She creates ambiguous photo-sculptures by superimposing handmade paper structures on a natural landscape.
These architectural (staircases, domes, towers) or cosmic (ellipses) elements are placed against blank oceans or stretches of desert.
Looking at these dreamlike shapes, the spectator’s gaze easily discerns the traces of artifice (creases, imperfections, strings, and wires) characteristic of two-dimensional objects designed for the sole purpose of the photograph.
Noémie Goudal explores the sky as a space of re-creation where the human imagination extends infinitely like a fifth body made of ether (or a fifth element).
Her work feeds on mankind’s quizzical gaze at the universe.
Her montages, which are both images and objects, make play with such speculation.
Noémie Goudal blurs our points of reference.
Her works oscillate between hallucination and fact.
They hold the mirror up to modern life with its ungraspable yet contradictory levels of truth.