This is one of a number of grid paintings by Jonathan Parsons, in which he explores colour theory and the ways in which space can be represented through paint. The bands of colour appear to weave between one another, creating a sense of depth. However, the colours could not physically cross and remain unaltered. The bands actually abut one another, and simply exist side by side. The complete grey band, which looks like it was painted last, was in fact the first to be laid down. Each hue occupies an equal surface area and, as paler and darker shades, is used twice.
Jonathan Parsons was born in Redhill, Surrey. He studied at Goldsmiths College, London between 1989 and 1992. His first solo exhibitions were held in London and Leamington Spa in 1996. His work also featured in ‘Sensation’ an exhibition of British contemporary art from the Saatchi Collection at the Royal Academy in 1997 which then toured to the United States. Since then Parsons has continued to widely exhibit his work including solo and group shows in London, Edinburgh, Stuttgart and Los Angeles.
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