LAURENCE NOLLEAU

Laurence Nolleau - portrait © Marciano Contemporary

Laurence Nolleau is a French visual artist born in 1963 in Epernay. During her childhood, her artistic universe is influenced by her many travels which determines the colorimetry of her artwork. As a teenager, she orientated toward the fashion industry and studied Fashion Design at ESMOD Paris. In 1987, she obtained her first internship at the Dior house, leading her to numerous collaborations with French and Australian brands. During this period the artist did not stop drawing. aThat is why she decided in 2002 to devote herself  to her artistic practice.

Her creations, oscillating between Peo-Pop and figurative art, propose female portraits between fawn and Glam Rock aesthetic. Indeed, her compositions are distinguished by the use of the knife, giving the faces a lively, dynamic and particularly dazzling appearance. The artist uses vivid colors to animate her works by marking a strong materialization of contrast and light. The viewer thus can perceive the character of these models through the features and expressions that are depicted.

These anonymous representations not only denote a vast thematic diversity, but also a broad perspective on the surrealist-inspired imagination paint on monochrome backgrounds, the frozen sequences of her compositions refer to the popular and collective unconscious. Thus, characterized by a rich symbolism and intense chromaticism, Laurence Nolleau revisits the painting medium as well as the Pop-art universe.

More recently the artist turned to more conceptual sculptural installations where she divides her portraits by black aluminum slats, unlike her pictorial artworks, she reinterprets icons of fashion and cinema industries in a minimal and sober way.

Find her work in our Marciano Contemporary Galleries.

PAINTINGS

Laurence Nolleau - Valentina 2022, Acrylique sur aluminium doré 100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Valentina

2022, Acrylic on gold aluminium
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

Laurence Nolleau - Anya 2022, Acrylique sur aluminium doré 100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Anya

2021, Acrylic on black aluminium
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

Laurence Nolleau - Cool Girl © Marciano Contemporary

Cool Girl

2021, Acrylic on silver aluminium
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

Laurence Nolleau - Make a wish 2022, Acrylique sur aluminium doré 100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Make a wish

2021, Acrylic on black aluminium
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

Laurence Nolleau - Harmonie 2022, Acrylique sur aluminium doré 100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Harmonie

2021, Acrylic on white aluminium
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

Laurence Nolleau - Alina, 2022, Acrylique sur aluminium doré, 100 x 100 cm | 39 2:5 × 39 2:5 inn Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Alina

2022, Acrylic on gold aluminium
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

Laurence Nolleau - Angie 2022, Acrylique sur aluminium doré 100 x 81 cm | 39 2:5 × 39 2:5 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Angie

2022, Acrylic on silver aluminium
100 x 81 cm | 39 2/5 × 31 1
/2 in
Unique

INSTALLATIONS

Laurence Nolleau - BB Sunglasses – 1967 2021, Acier / Acrylique sur aluminium blanc 100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary
BB Sunglasses – 1967

2021, Steel and Acrylic on white aluminum
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

Laurence Nolleau - Banky’s Joke – Red Ballon (silver) 2021, Acrylique sur thermoplastique – Base aluminium Argent 100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary
Banky’s Joke – Red Ballon (silver)

2021, Acrylic on thermoplastic – Silver aluminum base
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

Laurence Nolleau - Marilyn – Tattoo Kisss 2021, Acrylique sur thermoplastique – Base aluminium Argent 100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary
Marilyn – Tattoo Kisss

2021, Acrylic on thermoplastic – Silver aluminum base
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

Laurence Nolleau - KL – Chanel 2021, Acier et Acrylique sur aluminium blanc 100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary
KL – Chanel

2021, Acrylic on thermoplastic – Silver aluminum base
100 x 100 cm | 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Unique

SCULPTURES

Love

2021, Painted Alluminium
30 x 30 x 29 cm | 11 4/5 x 11 4/5 x 10 in
Edition de 8

Laurence Nolleau - Love 2022, Aluminium rouge 75 x 75 x 15 cm | 29 1/2 × 29 1/2 × 3/5 in Edition de 8© Marciano Contemporary

Love

2022, Painted Alluminium
75 x 75 x 15 cm | 29 1/2 × 29 1/2 × 3/5 in
Edition de 8