Michael Kidner: In Conversation Laurence Noga and Adia Wahid
Marking the final week of retrospective exhibition After Image (1956 - 2009) by the late British artist and pioneer of Optical Art Michael Kidner RA (1917-2009), artists Laurence Noga and Adia Wahid will be in conversation about his work in relation to their own practices.
Laurence Noga (b.1961) is a British artist, writer, curator and lecturer at the University of the Arts London. His paintings fuse personal history with an impersonal aesthetic that builds on geometric and industrial imagery. "My preoccupations with mixed media, personal history, and calculated colour, keep the work open, drawing the audience into a peripheral world of imperfect geometries," says Noga.
Adia Wahid (b.1971) is a Karachi born British artist. Originally training as an economist, her experience with both economics and arts has inspired her to create art in which the two coexist. Adia describes herself as "being absorbed within discrete histories and coding systems such as carpet and textile weaving, writing tablets, mathematical syntax, computing, and painting."