Glasgow based artist Gemma Conway’s work is based on photographs of figures in city-scapes. She renders them into two-dimensional graphic images in a bold palette of orange, reds and violet. Conway is interested in the amount of information that a flat image can convey about a subject’s age, gender and intention.

“My work has always been inspired by the people, from all walks of life, that I pass on the street everyday. Most recently, my work has been focusing on modern life and questions how much choice is actually available to a person living in our current society – a society where people are categorised based on minimal information. I represent figures in this abstract way which encourages viewers to make their own assumptions about who these people are based on the little information provided.”

Gemma graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from DJCAD (2015). During her 3rd Year of study she spent a semester at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. In 2016 she graduated with a MLitt in Fine Art Practice at The Glasgow School of Art. We were delighted to feature her work in our highlight ‘Best of Scottish Art Schools Grad Show 2016’.