Vicken Parsons

Vicken Parsons (born 1957) is a British artist who studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her paintings characteristically depict architectural interiors and landscapes plunged in a warm and delicate atmosphere. The paintings are executed in thin, almost translucent layers of oil paint on small but thick wooden panels. The imprecise geometric fields evoke landscapes or partial views of interiors. These spaces come from both the artist’s memory and imagination, and possess an intimate quality that stands in contrasts to the monumental art of Parsons’s studio mate and husband, Antony Gormley. Parsons renders the paintings in a muted palette with occasional flashes of yellow, blue, orange or white.