Tim Noble & Sue Webster – “Nihilistic Optimistic”

What you are looking at is the amazing work of Tim Noble and Sue Webster. The pair created this unreal shadow art with just the help of some discarded wood, creativity and a projection lamp. This complex new work was done for their (now open) exhibition in London, England’s Blain|Southern gallery. The exhibition is called, “Nihilistic Optimistic” and features six of these amazing shadow sculptures.

The show is running now through Saturday November 24th, 2012. Tim & Sue say their shadow figures are actually self portaits! Read what they had to say here:

Tim Noble and Sue Webster take ordinary things including rubbish, to make assemblages and then point light to create projected shadows which show a great likeness to something identifiable including self-portraits. The art of projection is emblematic of trans-formative art. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal or even taxidermy creatures to a recognizable image, echoes the idea of ‘perceptual psychology’ a form of evaluation used for psychological patients. Noble and Webster are familiar with this process and how people evaluate abstract forms. Throughout their careers they have played with the idea of how humans perceive abstract images and define them with meaning. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones.”



(Artists, Tim Noble & Sue Webster. Photos and rights via)


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