NOIR Artist (Lucien Gilson) is a young painter and muralist from Belgium (Liège) who trained at Saint-Luc Liège. NOIR creates paintings and murals of just about all sizes, across just about all media. There's only one rule, and it's not golden: it's NOIR. Everything is done in shades of BLACK. Paintings, drawings, monumental murals, wall art, optical illusions, decoration and urban design... His art "on the black" is startlingly powerful.
Drawing inspiration from advertising, pop art and Baroque art, NOIR Artist exposes our "fully sentimental" consumer society in the light of his obsession with pictures and his wholly individual way of seeing things.
2017 – « Legend », Mazel Galerie, Bruxelles
2017 – « Fragments », Mazel Galerie, Bruxelles
2014 – Ceci n'est pas un salon, Liège
2011 – Galerie MAC, Liège
2017 - November – Magritte - Mazel Galerie - (Brussels, Belgium)
2016 - November – Disney - Mazel Galerie - (Brussels, Belgium)
2016 - February – Créations belges (belgian creations) – Mazel Galerie - (Brussels, Belgium)
2015 - April – Art & Care by Philips et Artsper – Palais de Tokyo – (Paris)
2015 - March – Ellipse – Galerie Cinéma - (Brussels)
2014 - December – Sur le papier (on the paper) – Mazel Galerie – (Brussels)
2014 - April – Chic and cheap 9 – Chic&Cheap Galerie – (Liège)
2013 - April – Chic and cheap 7 – Chic&Cheap Galerie – (Liège)
2012 - October – Chic And Cheap 5 – Chic&Cheap Galerie – (Liège)
2012 - September – Belgium Young Talent Exhibition – Tour&Taxi - (Brussels)
2012 - February – Biennale de la photographie – Galerie St-Luc Supérieure – (Liège)
2011 - October – Art Talent – Tipi – (Liège)
2011 - April – Chic And Cheap 4 – Chic&Cheap Galerie – (Liège)
NOIR is strongly influenced by the "fatal romanticism" of pop art icon Robert Longo, famous for his monumental ultra-realistic creations.
In the Warhol 2.0 style, NOIR Artist seeks images that grab his attention in magazines, advertising, super-hero films, comics, online, in the news world, and also in more historical sources such as Baroque painting and Christian iconography. Each raw image is then cropped, mashed up, warped and thrown into highly narrative visual carnivals. The visual associations between Baroque imagery and modern-day icons work like a hall of mirrors reflecting our era back to us.