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My current work reflects the often volatile nature of metropolitan life. This reflection of volatility, seen particularly in the abstract foundational cloudbursts which fill my canvases, derives also from my longtime fascination with volcanic activity. I utilize impressionistic overlays of metropolitan architectural renderings inspired by my visits to Japan and my reaction to the compact urban environment of Tokyo and other major cities there. My paintings are redolent of the tension between man-made urban structures and the forces of nature and also expressive of the way they manage to coexist. These often ghostly images combine fine detail with broad sweeps of near abstraction in vibrant color. Questions arise through the unsettling nature of the imagery, are these images of the present, past, or future? Are they warnings? These temporal questions lend themselves to the ambiguous nature of the work.

The possibility of visualizing energy and time in an artwork is something that intrigues me; to play with the interchange between color vibrations and allowing the viewer to become the synapse between painterly elements, completing the energy wave. Mixing line, shape, and surface variation with highly saturated color, and spatial imagery, the tension and disparity causes a viewer’s brain to jump the gap to figure out what he/she is looking at, this becomes the spark that contains energy.

Noah Landfield
October, 2010

2015
Ongoing Continuous Painting
oil and acrylic on canvas
78 x 204"
Untitled
oil and acrylic on canvas
60 x 60"
2011
Blue City
oil and acrylic on canvas
42 x 34"
2012
Sky Blue Water
oil and acrylic on canvas
42 x 34"
2012
Damaged Wall
oil and acrylic on canvas
66 x 90"
2012
Rotation
oil and acrylic on canvas
68 x 44"
2012
Golden Wall
oil and acrylic on canvas
68 x 104"
2012
Opening
oil and acrylic on canvas
78 x 68"
2012
Golden Spaces
oil and acrylic on canvas
78 x 68"
2011
Italian Wall
oil and acrylic on canvas
78 x 68"
2012
Cloud of Unknowing
oil and acrylic on canvas
83 x 78"
2011
Untitled
oil and acrylic on canvas
68 x 60"
2011
Untitled
oil and acrylic on canvas
68 x 50"
2011
Untitled - Rome View
oil and acrylic on canvas
40 x 62"
2011
Untitled (Number Eleven)
oil and acrylic on canvas
45 x 42"
2011
Untitled (Black)
oil and acrylic on canvas
23 x 18"
2011
Regeneration
oil and acrylic on canvas
90 x 132"
2009
Shamans Vision
oil and acrylic on canvas
88 x 78"
2009