Vicken Parsons: Time

Vicken Parsons,Cristea Roberts Gallery

Vicken Parsons: Time will feature twenty-five new paintings made over the last three years. These works mark a new development in the artist’s practice which continues to investigate the possibility of the two-dimensional plane as a place of depth, breadth and potential.

Parsons makes her paintings using thin layers of oil paint on thick plywood panel. The subjects of her work have often been partial views of internal spaces, some remembered and others imagined. In her new paintings thresholds, edges and apertures are sometimes visible, but more often than not are pushed to the sides, leading to increasing abstraction.

Central for Parsons is that the paintings convey a much larger sense of scale and space than their small size might initially suggest. In some works, space is shaped and defined by lines and structures that recall architectural elements, while in others Parsons uses paint to veil or shadow interiors that can be glimpsed beneath. More recent paintings encourage space to expand and grow and creep towards the borders of the panel. As the limits of space are stretched, pulsating colour or soft yet luminous horizons reminiscent of the landscape are revealed, and the texture of paint and the mark of the brush become core elements of the visual field. In one of the most recent paintings in the exhibition, a white light pushes towards the foreground and almost dissolves its marked boundary.

Duration 25 April 2024 - 02 June 2024
Times Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 5.30pm Saturday: 11am - 2pm
Cost Free
Venue Cristea Roberts Gallery
Address 43 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JG
Contact 2074391866 / /