Have you met…Andrew Parkinson?


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.

4321, Acrylic on Board, 11 1/4″ x 11 1/4″

4321, Acrylic on Board, 11 1/4″ x 11 1/4″

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

Berkeley Square 2 (blue and brown) 2010, oil on canvas, 102cm x 102 cm

Berkeley Square 2 (blue and brown) 2010, oil on canvas, 102cm x 102 cm

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Long Series #1297. The UK box.


#1297

#1297

This is another Long Series painting from the UK box, and it’s one that came back with just a few areas of colour that were laid down by Andrew Parkinson. I’ve added a transparent layer on to which I’d rubber stamped a face, and included my area of pattern. Patterns do connect!

Long Series #1269. More from the UK Box.


#1270

#1269.

Back in 2011 I sent a box of unfinished Long Series paintings to the UK, and a number of artists worked on my project, and then the box came back to me. I’ve been slowly working on the paintings in the box. It is interesting trying to identify who worked on the paintings. I believe I see the hand of Andrew Parkinson in this one.