Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

A sense of curiosity and growth radiates from the work of New Haven-based artist Noé Jimenez. Jimenez works intuitively and quickly to produce mixed media collages, paintings, and sculptures, which he sometimes arranges into room-sized installations.

Jimenez works on the surface of his studio floor, often squatting like a farmer tending to his crops. He works every day and produces small canvases in volume in order to generate a large group of automatic gestures, color relationships, and forms. In some cases, Jimenez will isolate and extract a mark from a small work and repaint it in in a larger painting. Jimenez alternates between these quick small paintings and larger paintings. Both bodies of works flicker between pure abstraction and figuration.

Noe Jimenez lives and works in the recently opened West River Arts Studios in Westville, CT. He graduated with a BFA in Painting from Paier College of Art in 2012, and has studied painting at Colegio de España, Salamanca, Spain, University of Urbino, Italy and Altos De Chavon, Dominican Republic. In 2014 he was a resident at Norðanbál on Hrisey Island in Iceland.