Noemi Conan (She/Her)
Painter, gatherer, trespasser.
Straddling shifting borders. Shaped by the Edgelands of Europe. Currently based and working in London.
Bringing the figures relegated to the margins and roadsides of collective memory to centre stage. Wildefrau for a new Millennium. Plastic debris in the woods. Lingering in liminality. Exploring the life of a water sprite by using water based media instead of actually being water based.
Featured in the John Moores Painting Prize 2020, the RSA Annual Exhibition 2021. Longlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021. More shows coming soon.
Precarious- The Lady Boss Series, 2021
Five acrylic paintings on canvas. 170 x 100 cm. Inspired by the study to Victor Popkov’s socialist realist masterpiece ‘Builders of Bratsk’ but reimagined to fit the gig economy. The collective portrait of five workers is deconstructed as five separate portraits. Each ‘Lady Boss’ is larger than life, colourful and confident but isolated from the other Ladies, forced into a narrow frame and stripped of impact on the larger picture.
Parade, digital collage
A result of reading numerous accounts of women causing moral outrage on Polish woodland roadsides- this is a sabbath to celebrate one of the elusive forest spirits of my childhood.
Non Unionised Affiliates, 2020-2021
Haunts from the Painting Extended Universe.
Las, Laska, Lass (Hilary Emerging), 2020
A predator is amongst us. If you put on that Lynx deodorant- I am afraid you’re a goner. A rusalka is readying herself to pounce.
Waiting and Drawing, 2020-2021
While Anticipating a Studio Release it is always good to have a steady supply of paper. These are smaller works which either feed into the larger picture or will suggest upcoming manoeuvres.