Included in the 2012 talent issue of Foam Magazine, Noémie Goudal (b. 1984, Paris) is currently exhibiting her first solo show at Foam Amsterdam. The exhibition, with work from her series The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise, will be on until the 23rd of August 2015.
As described by Foam, typical of Goudal's work are layered photos of quiet, mysterious landscapes which she combines with elements of modernist architecture appearing to have an archaic quality. The landscape becomes a theatrical setting distinguished by an intriguing aesthetic. The photographic series are the result of spatial interventions and physical constructions which examine the two- and three-dimensional relationships in the image. The interventions are exclusively carried out at the location where the photographic work is created.
Although the sharply focused, nearly surreal images are reminiscent of digital manipulation, they are in fact analogue photos which have been very precisely shot. Goudal’s working method demands an exceptionally concentrated and patient approach as her images are created under very specific conditions. The final works generate tension due to the incongruous proportions in the image which are only revealed in very subtle ways.
Observatoire VIII, 2014 © Noémie Goudal