The work: Mess Noise, The Calling, 2023. Acrylic, oil stick, crayon, ink and pencil on MDF in oak floating frame, 121 x 90cm. Courtesy: the artist.
The use of motifs and symbols behaves as the artist’s visual language. We see artist Mess Noise portraying a journal of thoughts in the present and of the past by using various tribal and religious elements and carved figures, with the use of two-dimensional lines that the artist has chosen as his form of speech. The Calling could be quite at home in some newly discovered archaeological site or on the walls of a New York apartment.
Anna Curnuck, Gallery Director, SIBU Gallery, Sydney
Being a fan of Mess Noise’s obvious artistic influences, there is much to like in this picture for me. There is a genuineness in this piece that is often lacking in some artists’ work when they combine abstraction and the figurative in this manner. The opposing figures are commanding in their positioning, and they would make fabulous wall companions to look at as an artwork to live with.
Libby Knott, Senior Manager Partner and Clients, Art Money AU/NZ