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Based on photos taken in Jeffrey Noble's hometown of Melbourne, Florida in the late 80s and early 90s, the series of paintings by the young artist explores the climate of the time with a twinge of nostalgia and a rather gloomy outlook on the future. Inspired by Noble's musings on the lifestyle of the last generation growing up without the internet the paintings are defined by a pervasive black atmosphere. With sand, oil and spray paint Noble creates a system that responds to cultural context and materiality. He mines his life experiences in Melbourne and Miami and uses those to present a narrative rendered in a unique style that merges European painting tradition with graffiti and Noble's personal aesthetic. He thereby creates works that grapple with often dark and apocalyptic thoughts and themes set in a digital future projected upon images of the now defunct Melbourne nightclub The Marz Club.

"Welcome to MarZ" is on view until August 30, 2014 at Butter Gallery, 2930 NW 7th Ave, Miami 33127