Avery Noyes (b. 4 April 1991) shares his time between New York City and rural Maryland. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2015. His practice mines the digital landscape for iconic themes that are translated into works that deal with eroticism, escapism, and identity within the rural American working class, with an emphasis on maritime life and culture surrounding the Chesapeake Bay where he grew up. Overt references to anime, video games, and fantasy are made throughout his work that combine with intimate and regional motifs to describe a personal narrative. He has shown in group exhibitions internationally such as “The Generation of Choice” at Gern en Regalia (2018) in Queens, New York, and “Strawberry Hill” with The Orange Garden in London (2019). Solo exhibitions include “Dream of the Shore Near Another World” at Harlesden High Street Gallery in London (2019).
I’ve been inspired by anime screenshots and animation cels for some time, and have been exploring different media and ways to layer and achieve certain effects. This piece was inspired by Sailor Jupiter, along with Hirohiko Araki’s characters. Capturing a moment of explosive action was my main goal, to create my own superhero attack, that would call forth Jupiter, the Roman God of lightning. The sigil above the head of the original character is a prosperity sigil of Jupiter, which invokes wealth and abundance. It’s an image that invokes power and prosperity and banishes evil.