David Emmanuel Noel
As an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and accredited PR consultant, David has been involved in several music events and visual art exhibitions at venues such as the Kennedy Center Washington DC, Bernie Grant Arts Centre London, the Landmark Arts Building New York, and Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City, California. He has worked closely with institutes, professional bodies, and agencies such as the Royal Institute of British Architects, New York Mayor's Office, CAMBA- the New York-based agency, the NSPCC, and several London Boroughs on projects supporting the environmental and therapeutic benefits of the arts.
A political science graduate, he furthered his interests in humanities and social sciences with an MA in European Studies, with Economics. His interest in social frameworks, international relations, globalization, and the environment, builds on the core of his practice, which explores the relationship, and influences the arts have on socio-economic and political trends.
Much of his work embodies his personal encounters as well as the exposure to history, cultures and experiences of peoples from the African diaspora. Moreover, his work is also influenced by politics, societal trends, and his love of music, particularly Jazz. He brings a subtle and sophisticated feel to his paintings through a unique balance of colour, composition and texture.
He maintains his broader interests in the arts through involvement in a number of projects, merging the visual and performing arts with education, community development and social regeneration. A co-founder and director of Occhi Arts and Entertainment, the energy for his collaborations comes from a constant desire to reveal the value of the creative industries and how each discipline provides a therapeutic component and social benefit to society.