For Thierry Noir Museum & Jazz Sculptures & Musical
instruments Chris Tsonias Inspired by Thierry Noir
Thierry Noir is the street artist, painting outdoor surfaces (famously the Berlin Wall) all over the world for more than 30 years, adding colour, line and a quizzical cheerfulness to public spaces, writes John L. Walters.
He is ferociously prolific, making work in a wide variety of media – on cardboard, canvas, cars (a Reliant Robin in Bristol, U2’s Trabants) – and now, with his current Shoreditch show titled ‘Jazz’, vinyl. The installation, at the adventurous Howard Griffin gallery, took him six weeks to complete, much of the time spent in collaboration with Chris Tsonias, the Greek artist who constructed the 3D artefacts – Noirish guitars, violins, horn players, jukebox, a piano and a bar made of gigantic guitarists.