Untitled

Vicken Parsons (1957 - )

Oil on wood

2016

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Japan
    City: Tokyo
    Place: British Embassy

    Untitled is one of three paintings by Vicken Parsons in the Government Art Collection. Low-key and minimalist in feeling, each painting inhabits a space somewhere between pure abstraction and landscape. In the work featured here, the composition is overlaid with a grid of lines that creates the impression that we are looking through a leaded window. Often painted in thin layers of muted oil paint on wooden board, Parsons’ paintings capture architectural elements and motifs. She describes her inspiration for these paintings deriving from real and imagined places and spaces often half-remembered or recalled later in time. 

  • About the artist
    Born in Hertfordshire, Vicken Parsons studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1975–79). She began exhibiting her work in solo and group shows in 1980, including in 1996, 'Tape/Slide', a commission for the Whitechapel Gallery; and 'Inside Walls' at the A22 Gallery, London in 1999. In the past, she has also occasionally collaborated with her husband and fellow artist, Antony Gormley. Since 2002, Parsons has shown her work across the UK and Europe, with solo exhibitions in Vienna, London, Ghent, Madrid, Cambridge and Paris. Her major solo exhibition, 'Iris' was held at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London, in 2016. Parsons's works are represented in several major public collections including the Arts Council Collection, Tate and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
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  • Details
    Title
    Untitled
    Date
    2016
    Medium
    Oil on wood
    Dimensions
    height: 31.2 cm, width: 40 cm, depth: 1.7 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Alan Cristea Gallery, July 2016
    Inscription
    verso, bl: 1609 ; br: VP2016
    Provenance
    Alan Cristea Gallery; purchased July 2016
    GAC number
    18693