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.
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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.
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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.
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The Motorist, 2021

Acrylic on Canvas, 170 x 100 cm High visibility is key in any line of work.
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The Soothsayer, 2021

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