Vicken Parsons: Blue
Over the winter months, Vicken Parsons produced a new body of blue paintings from her studio in Norfolk. We are presenting these eight works for the first time in this Online Viewing Room. Small in scale, painted in thin layers of oil on wood, they depict a series of architectural spaces which feel large and endless, in spite of their size. At a time when many of us are bound by the restrictions of lockdown, these paintings offer us some respite and escape.
“If you were to ask me what my favourite colour is I'd say blue. But years go by when I can’t work with it at all and then, suddenly, there it is again. I think a need for blue has emerged with this bleak winter lockdown, a need for the sensation of infinite space, somewhere for the mind to go while physical life is isolating and constrained. I realised this in retrospect when I found myself surrounded by this group of blue paintings in the studio.” Vicken Parsons, 2021
Please view the paintings below and contact [email protected] if you would like to receive prices or require any further information. As the gallery is currently closed to the public, we are not able to answer telephone enquiries.
Header image: Vicken Parsons painting in her studio in London. Photo: Seb Camilleri
Film | Vicken Parsons: Blue
Richard Morphet, 2016
Vicken Parsons (b. 1957) is a British artist who studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Cristea Roberts Gallery, London (2020); Jesus College, Cambridge (2018); and Ivorypress, Madrid (2017). Her work is held in a number of important public collections including the Tate collection, Belvedere Museum collection, UK Government Art Collection, Arts Council Collection, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art's collection and the Jerwood Foundation.