26 x 18.5 inch archival pigment print
Edition of 3 (1 framed available)
Kits Beach Tree is a photographic work comprising two panels, fitted together within a non-rectangular picture frame, depicting a unified image of a damaged tree. The double sectioned wooden frame follows the diagonal trajectory of the tree, conforming to its form. As with Friebel’s other work, Kits Beach Tree uses framing as a means to consider the photographic object and the pictorial and conceptual boundaries of photography.
Noah Friebel is a visual artist living in Düsseldorf, Germany working with photography and video. He graduated from Emily Carr University with a BFA in 2018, and is currently continuing his education at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie. Friebel uses sculptural elements and installation contexts to consider the 2D basis of the photographic image. His work underscores the mechanics and boundaries of picture making and the notion that the medium pivots on dichotomies—inner/outer realities, documentary/abstraction, and 2D (image)/3D (object). Friebel is one of the 2020 winners of The New Generation Photography Award.