David Noonan

Untitled, 2014
Screenprint with de-embossment
84.1 x 59.4. Edition in progress.

David chose to work with images constructed in layers: a simple yet striking portrait in profile of a young man in the punk style of the late 1970s is superimposed with a stained glass window designed by the Glasgow architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The image lent itself perfectly to screenprinting: the processes of layering and superimposition mean that we see both images simultaneously, enhancing the sense that we are looking through the window at the portrait and to a moment frozen in time. As a means of articulating the Mackintosh design, David added a de-embossment that follows the leadlight of the window, creating a subtle physical surface to the print. This innovative process was developed in collaboration with Gray’s School of Art and we were able to experiment with various methods to ensure David could achieve the best possible result.

Michael Waight, Peacock Visual Arts