Vicken Parsons

Untitled

2012

On display at Tate Britain

Medium
Oil paint on board
Dimensions
Support: 277 x 360 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tate Members 2013
Reference
T13942

Display caption

Vicken Parsons depicts a combination of fictional and partially-recalled places. The borders of rooms suggest complex and even confounding spaces. Shifting perspectives challenge the stability of perception and simultaneously invite, and occasionally prevent, the viewer from imaginatively exploring these rooms. Parsons omits objects and inhabitants, depicting the architectural skeleton of an interior. However, a sense of presence is conveyed through the use of light and shadow to lend the paintings an atmosphere of intimacy, memory and mystery as well as pictorial depth.

Gallery label, September 2016