Glasgow Painting & Printmaking School of Fine Art

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.

 

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N.Stysiak1@student.gsa.ac.uk
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Ladies
Precarious- The Lady Boss Series, 2021
Boruta, 2021
Non Unionised Affiliates, 2020-2021
Las, Laska, Lass (Hilary Emerging), 2020
Waiting and Drawing, 2020-2021

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.

The Lady Boss Series

A group of individualists forced together, fighting for the spotlight. No team players here.

The Lookout. 2021.

Acrylic on Canvas, 170 x 100 cm The first one to jump out of line. Inspired by the 'customisable uniform' I had to wear as a waitress after leaving The Old Country.
For Sale: Price on Request

The Slacker, 2021

Acrylic on Canvas, 170 x 100 cm Featuring the iconic white boot-plastic chair duo is an ode to the roadside characters of early 90's Poland. The lesson to always appear busy at work has taken a seat with this one.
For Sale: Price on Request

The Provider, 2021

Acrylic on Canvas, 170 x 100 cm. Featuring a dash of plastic glamour straight from Pewex. An ode to the carrier bag collector craze of the early 90's.
For Sale: Price on Request

The Motorist, 2021

Acrylic on Canvas, 170 x 100 cm High visibility is key in any line of work.
For Sale: Price on Request

The Soothsayer, 2021

Acrylic on Canvas, 170 x 100 cm This is not a squatting Slav in a tracksuit, this is just a tribute.
For Sale: Price on Request

Parade, digital collage

It is ironic that renouncing the Stakhanovism turned out to be an embrace of the American obsession with productivity. Hyper-individualist Girl Bosses, supposedly empowered by their constant 'hustle' placed instead of heroes of Socialist Labour. A cult of enterprise instead of the dictatorship of the working class.

Boruta, 2021

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.

Boruta. 2021.

Indian Ink on Paper. 150 x 140 cm.

Non Unionised Affiliates, 2020-2021

Haunts from the Painting Extended Universe.

Capri Sunset Opening, 2021

Acrylic on Canvas. 130 x 120 cm
For Sale: £1000

Escapade. Veronica Has Unfinished Business, 2021

Mixed Media on Board, 120 x 100 cm
For Sale: Contact AucArt for details

Ambassadors. 2020.

Acrylic on Canvas. 120 x 130 cm.
For Sale: £1000

Diana, 2020

Acrylic Paint and Nail Varnish on Canvas. 81 x 61 cm
For Sale: Contact AucArt for Details

Running. 2020.

Acrylic Media on Board. 83 x 68 cm x 2 cm.

By Way Breakfast

By Way Breakfast, 2020 81 x 81 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
For Sale: Contact AucArt for details

They Are Sisters, Red, 2020

76 x 64, Acrylic on Canvas (unstretched)
For Sale: 800

They Are Sisters, Blue, 2020

76 x 64, Acrylic on Canvas
For Sale: Contact AucArt for Details

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.

Las, Laska, Lass (Hilary Emerging), 2020

Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 130 cm Currently on display as part of the John Moores Painting Prize in Liverpool (until the 27th of June)
For Sale: Available through Liverpool Museums

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.

Turning The Other Cheek, 2021

Oil Pastel on Paper, A2
For Sale: £200

Eclipse, 2020

Acrylic and Oil Marker on Paper, A4
For Sale: £100

Catharine Effnert, 2020

Acrylic and Oil Marker and Nail Varnish on Paper, A4 Catherine Effnert is the only woman convicted and executed for witchcraft in my home town of Boleslawiec, South-Western Poland. I only know her name and the year of her death- 1575. Having had focused my work on marginalised women and social outcast before I decided to remind the world about her. I wanted the world to know her name.

Lady 1.

Acrylic on Paper, A4
For Sale: £100

Lady 2.

Acrylic on Paper, A4
For Sale: £100

Study for Biedronka

Gouache on Paper, A4
For Sale: £100