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Artist presented: Selma Parlour

Pi Artworks London is at ARCO LISBOA 2018

We are pleased to announce our first participation in ARCO Lisboa 2018 (17-20 May 2018), presenting works by Selma Parlour in the Special projects section.

ARCO lisboa 2018 will take place at Cordoaria Nacional, Avenida da India s/n, 1300-342 Lisboa. 

For the 2018 edition of Arco Lisboa, Pi Artworks London is pleased to present a solo show by London-based painter Selma Parlour in the Special Projects Section of the fair.

Selma Parlourís immaculate paintings carry a level of composure, comprehension and confusion within them; logic and association collide, clash and then walk side by side. ĖSacha Craddock

Parlour shows how abstract painting can be mediated by its related processes and conventions. For this year edition of Arco Lisboa, Parlour is going to present works from her most recent series: Champion (2017), Detail Shot (2017) and Invented Vocabulary (2017). Parlourís recent paintings have pristine surfaces that project an extraordinary level of luminous colour. Through the gossamer-like application of the oil, so intrinsic to her practice, Parlour enables colour to appear as a veil rather than a skin, subtly revealing each decision she makes. Soft fields of colour are punctuated by shaded bands with exacting graphic finesse. The paintings carry sharp diagrammatic shapes and moments that isolate and juxtapose certain hues in order to accentuate the sensation that they are dyed or printed.

Parlourís work possesses multiple paradoxes; the transparent colour in concert with the white ground beneath, creates the illusion that the paintings are in fact screens, and the work is otherworldly, imbued with the artistís illusory and tactile process.

About the artist:

Selma Parlour (London) completed her PhD in Art at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014. In 2017, Parlour was the recipient of the Sunny Dupree Family Award for a Woman Artist at the Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London; and in 2016, was a Prizewinner at the John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Gallery, Liverpool. Exhibitions include Parlour Games (solo), Marcelle Joseph Projects, House of St Barnabas, London (2016); Paradoxes of the Flattened-Out Cavity (solo), Dio Horia, Mykonos (2015); Selma Parlour (solo), MOT International Projects, London (2012); Selma Parlour and Yelena Popova, Horton Gallery, New York (2012); and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London (2011). In 2014, Parlour was selected for Thames and Hudsonís international competition and publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow. Collections include the Creative Cities Collections, Beijing and the Saatchi Gallery, London.

Pi Artworks London at ARCOlisboa 2018 Selma Parlour, Special Projects Section, 17-20 May 2018

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