Introductions can be wonderful things. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends through an introduction. Sometimes you can be introduced to your new favorite food, television show, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists.
The artist I’d like to introduce is the painter Andrew Parkinson.
Andy Parkinson lives and works in Nottingham as a learning consultant and as a visual artist. whilst these two professional lives are quite separate, they intersect at the juncture of systems thinking.
Learning in an organisational context requires a systems thinking approach. both the learner and the organisation in which they learn are systems. The paintings are also systems, exploring themes of identity and similarity, repetition and the impossibility of repetition and the impossibility of repetition. These are ‘abstract themes’ in the sense that they are inherent and intrinsic.
Berkeley Square 2 (blue and brown) 2010, oil on canvas, 102cm x 102 cm
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