/ 23 Jun
4 Dec 2022
A new chapter in Noé’s exploration of Portuguese crafts, ‘Azulejos’ takes its name from the Portuguese word for tiles – a 500-year tradition whose historical and cultural dimensions are lost in translation. Inspired by the panels created by modernist artists in collaboration with artisan tile maker Viúva Lamego, Noé decided to take a hands-on approach to ‘Azulejos’, working at the manufacturer’s workshops.
A personal interpretation of the coast running between Brittany and Lisbon, ‘Azulejos’ is a set of three unconventional pieces where long, narrow azulejos, painted and shaped to evoke the changing depth and colours of the sea, lap against a shore of naked black ceramics. The undulating stand-alone wood screens are reminiscent of the structures of boats; the painting is a result of Noé’s free experimentation with colours and materials, a process of letting go and allowing the materials to express their own truth.