Sunday, 18 September 2011

Noma Bar's 'Cut it Out' machine

I don't know about you, but normally when I go to an exhibition, I tend to stroll about a bit, look at some art, maybe scribble the odd note which I invariably later discover to be barely legible...  I don't expect to find myself using a huge, dog-shaped hole punch to make my own limited-edition art piece. But this is precisely what's in store at 'Cut it Out', graphic artist Noma Bar's new one-man show at Outline Editions. 

Visitors to the show feed paper and other materials into the beast's jaws to produce Noma Bar images that are signed and numbered by the artist and available to buy for £10 - £300. Not simply a fun, interactive add-on, this 'art-making machine' is directly inspired by Bar's work, renowned for its witty and intelligent use of negative space.  

On display too are a whole load of beautiful new prints, combining the minimalist, bold graphics, bright colours and playful optical illusion that have become Bar's trademark.

Noma Bar, 4AM

Noma Bar, Erotic Writing

Noma Bar, Pointed Sense

'Cut it Out' runs from 17 to 30 September at Outline Editions, 94 Berwick Street, London W1F 0QF. It will then travel to the Baltic Exchange for Contemporary Art where it will run from 14 to 18 October.

Free live drawing and create-your-own-cut-out-art workshop with Noma Bar on 24 September from 1400-1700 at Outline Editions. To reserve a free place e-mail


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