The smallest room ( 1964 ) Painting by Gina Parr

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Painting: Oil, Charcoal on Canvas.

Parr's working practice acts as a visual diary of her thoughts and feelings often based on the past, but sometimes on something seen, music heard, places visited and everyday experience.
Inspired by the memory of the Artists childhood and visits to her grandparents house in 1964.
When painting, she is completely immersed in the process, building a reverberating relationship with the canvas, a push and pull of chance and control. As much is taken away from the painting as is added, with constant building and washing of the canvas, aiming to invoke an atmosphere drawn from the process, the initial emotional trigger and the colour palette employed. She uses palette knife, cloth, brush and sponge to add, remove, scratch, blur and work the paint.


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The smallest room ( 1964 )

Gina Parr

United Kingdom

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Size: 29.5 W x 29.5 H x 1.7 in

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