Oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 140cm (H) x 120cm (W) x 4.4cm (D) / 55.1" (H) x 47.2" (W) x 1.7" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
New work inspired by and referencing both the global concerns of our poor treatment of the oceans and other waterways, and the captivating underwater imagery of the recent discovery of Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance, which was crushed by Antarctic ice and sank some 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) to the ocean floor in November 1915.
The painting title, "Sail and wreck me", is originally a line from "My Trouble" by Elbow.
The work is signed on the canvas deep edge and ready to hang.
Based in: Exmouth Devon and East London
PLEASE NOTE: The Artist is away on holiday from 1st - 29th September. Do contact us at The Artling if you are interested in any of her works and we can let the Artist know on her return.
Gina Parr is a widely collected Artist who works predominantly in the medium of painting, but also photographs when traveling, her way of 'painting' whilst on the move.
The Artist says of her practice,
"Scape, memory and identity are ever present in my work. My childhood, spent diversely in wide-open spaces with my father fishing for mackerel and at home with my mother's hoarding and mental health issues, defined my relationship to the sea and land: The uncertainty of the deep, the spirit and memory of the open space, evoking freedom and connectedness. My work is an expression of the intermingling of both joy and pain: the human condition and tracks the line between abstraction and figuration and similarly to what Howard Hodgkin says of his wonderful work: “it hovers on the edge of scenic recognition.”
"When painting, I am completely immersed in the process, building a reverberating relationship with the canvas, a push and pull of spontaneity and controlled intention. I employ palette knife, cloth, brush, sponge and fingers, to add, remove, scratch, blur and work the oil paint, often drawing into the paint with charcoal, whilst aiming to evoke an atmosphere drawn from the process, the emotional trigger and the colour palette employed."
Originally trained as a Fine Artist, graduating with a First Class BA Honours Degree, she went on to Chelsea College of Art to study Set Design, leading to a 25 year career Production Designing a multitude of sets and stages for the likes of David Bowie, Kylie, Robbie Williams, “Shooting Stars” with Vic and Bob, the original Albert Square for “Eastenders” and Art Direction for Richard Eyres on "Insurance Man", Alan Bennett's Drama for BBC.
Since returning to her Art practice in 2007, bringing her creative experience as a designer with her, her work has featured on set of David Hares “Worricker” for BBC, “Breeders” starring Martin Freeman and Alun Armstrong for Sky 1 “ This Way Up” for Channel 4, "Casualty" and "The One" for BBC and "Chivalry", Steve Coogan's drama for Channel 4.
She has also lectured in art and design in various colleges including Chelsea College of Art and Nottingham University, has exhibited in galleries and art fairs in the UK, Denmark and Italy, the Society of Women Artists, of which she is an Associate member, and has completed commissions for The Middle East, Belgium and London.
Her works are held in collections Worldwide including Keble College Oxfords permanent collection, Director of Jestico + Whiles Architects London, President of the Boston's Children's Museum USA, Senior Economist Goldman Sachs, Argentex and Vedanta Headquarters in London, to name but a few.
She now lives and works between Devon and London’s East End.
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