“Waving or drowning” is from the series Spatial history, a series of the Artist's autobiographical landscapes, with emotional, personal connection to significant place identity. Familiar loved places, people, events and the passage of time, leaving an atmosphere of nostalgia and saudade. Waving or drowning is taken from the memory of a humorous public information film shown on British Television in the 1960's, when the Artist was a young child, about…

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Waving or drowning Gina Parr Painting Acrylic, Oil, Charcoal on Canvas
Waving or drowning Gina Parr Painting Acrylic, Oil, Charcoal on Canvas
About Gina Parr

Gina Parr is a British painter currently based in London's East End and Devon. She earned a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art and shortly afterwards studied Set Design at Chelsea College of Art where she subsequently lectured. This led to a lengthy 25 year career in Set Design where she worked for major UK media channels such as the BBC.  

The Contrast of Extensive and Confined Spaces                                   

Parr focuses on the human condition and how this concept is often a doubled-edged sword through the style of abstraction. She finds inspiration from the immense beautiful landscapes of Devon as well as the lonely predicament of being the only child with a mother with a hoarding disorder. This resulted in Parr having mixed memories containing moments of light, darkness, and vulnerability. Therefore, she seeks to create order from chaos, always being completely in control of the space she creates in her work.   

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    Prizes
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    Group exhibitions
  • 11
    Solo exhibitions
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    Publications