view additional image 1
View in a Room ArtworkView in a Room Background
view additional image 3
view additional image 4
view additional image 5


Present tense Print

Gina Parr

United Kingdom

Open Edition Prints Available:

Select a Material



Fine Art Paper

Select a Size

16 x 16 in ($250)

16 x 16 in ($250)

24 x 24 in ($320)

30 x 30 in ($460)

Select a Canvas Wrap

White Canvas

White Canvas

Black Canvas

Add a Frame

White ($150)

White ($150)

Black ($150)

No Frame

 Trustpilot Score

Artist Recognition

link - Featured in Inside The Studio

Featured in Inside The Studio

link - Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured in a collection

About The Artwork

Present tense, one of several works stemming from the series "Public, Private, Secret,” which relates to the three separate areas, sometimes overlapping, which we inhabit in our daily lives. This series was started at the end of 2019 and well before the Covid 19 Pandemic started, but whilst working on this body of work Parr found her practice, not surprisingly, affected by this strange and difficult time. As she continues on with this series, it becomes clear to her that it is providing a perfect escapism, a freedom to experiment and explore the narrative of our shifted reality. She employs dark saturated colour and intense often playful mark making to produce work that sometimes references the problems of the real world, and sometimes avoids it. The painting is signed on the canvas side and ready to hang.

Details & Dimensions

Print:Giclee on Canvas

Size:16 W x 16 H x 1.25 D in

Size with Frame:17.75 W x 17.75 H x 1.25 D in

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Gina Parr b: 1957 is a Painter and Photographer who “Paints” with her camera whilst traveling and away from her studio. The Artist says of her Painting 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: both the spirit and memory of the open space, evoking freedom and connectedness and the dark uncertainty of the deep. My work is an expression of the intermingling of joy and pain, love and loss: the human condition and tracks the line between abstraction and figuration. 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. Focusing on the relationship with the developing painting and the paint itself, I ultimately seek to find an emotional balance within the creation of the work, which I hope will in turn speak to the viewer’s inner self.” When not in her painting studio and whilst traveling, the Artist photographs series of transient forms and marks on walls and surfaces, which form unique atmospheric worlds, each with their own pictorial resonance or echo. Many are redolent of things half remembered, some resemble fragments of old charts and maps, others feature overt elements of graphic representation. Her intent is to frame these forms and subsequently print them exactly as found: the shapes, colour, and textures, all discovered in the weathering, decay, water damage and patination of her chosen destination. Her photographs are often mistaken for paintings. Both her painting and photography uncover our complex potential connections and disconnections with form and landscape resulting in work that she hopes will provoke our capacity to imagine a space beyond our known territories.

Artist Recognition

Featured in Inside The Studio

Featured in Saatchi Art's curated series, Inside The Studio

Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection

Thousands Of Five-Star Reviews

We deliver world-class customer service to all of our art buyers.

Global Selection

Explore an unparalleled artwork selection by artists from around the world.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 14-day satisfaction guarantee allows you to buy with confidence.

Support An Artist With Every Purchase

We pay our artists more on every sale than other galleries.

Need More Help?

Enjoy Complimentary Art Advisory Contact Customer Support