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Richard Parry (b. Hull, 1983) is a British contemporary artist.

Richard Parry launching a firework

Richard Parry artist website

At the moment my painting studio is a shared space in an artists' co-operative. I can spend a long time here or a short time. Neither is necessarily better.

Exhibition Checklists

  • close-up of a red and white painting representing elements of the Swiss flag

    Haus zur Liebe, 2020

    SWISS JAZZ parts 2-9

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  • close-up of a green and white painting representing elements of Street Art

    Le Bourgeois, 2018

    Mark E. Smith Tribute Foam Party

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  • close-up of charcoal on canvas

    River Hull Boathouse, 2017

    Firewalls for the New Sensationalist

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  • close-up of a red, yellow and green figurative painting depicting a man's eyes

    Glasgow International, 2016

    Rough House

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  • close-up of rows and rows of yellow lilos leaning against one another

    Institute of Social Hypocrisy, 2012

    Satellite Show

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  • close-up of black, yellow and white painting showing a smiling figure wearing sunglasses

    Bloomberg SPACE, 2012

    Elephant Paintings

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  • cropped section of black and white painting depicting cartoon-style eyes

    MOT International, 2009

    Richard Parry

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  • cropped section of blue and white painting of interlocking shapes

    Marshgate Lane, 2008

    Visit The New Dome Mojito Trough

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Exhibition Reviews

  • greyscale image of a gallery interior

    Daniel Neofetou: Letter from Magaluf

    Art Monthly, 2021.

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Catalogues

  • Piper Keys Exhibitions

    Published by Piper Keys.
    Softcover, 2021

    sold out
  • Richard Parry Studio 2019

    Published by Richard Parry.
    Softcover, 2019

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  • Richard Parry Studio 2018

    Published by Richard Parry.
    Softcover, 2018

    last few
  • Death Lolz

    Published by Hardmag.
    Softcover, 2018

    sold out
  • SWISS JAZZ

    Published by Richard Parry.
    Softcover, 2016

    sold out
  • New Dome 2015

    Published by New Dome.
    Softcover, 2015

    sold out
  • Europe Europe

    Published by The Astrup Fearnley Museum.
    Softcover, 2014

    sold out
  • New Dome 2013

    Published by New Dome.
    Softcover, 2013

    sold out
  • The Institute of Social Hypocrisy

    Published by Frenetic Happiness.
    Softcover, 2013

    sold out
  • Post War & Contemporary Art

    Published by Christie's.
    Softcover, 2011

    sold out
  • New Dome

    Published by New Dome.
    Softcover, 2010

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  • Art Zimbabwe 2010

    Published by New Dome. Softcover, 2010

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  • The Sound of Downloading Makes Me Want to Upload

    Published by The Institute of Social Hypocrisy.
    Softcover, 2011

    sold out

Studio Paintings

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Kind of Blue

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    12 Shades of Brown

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Google

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Land, People, Blood I

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Zimbabwe I

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Pride

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Jordan

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    England

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Bangaldesh

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Jazz II

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Jazz I

  • variously-coloured letters painted on canvas, spelling the words JAZZ

    Italy

Land Art is a fake category. I don't really know what we're talking about when we say Land Art.

Land Art Locations

  • cropped close-up of figure in undergrowth, returning the viewer's gaze

    Mnichov district, Czech Republic, 2017

    Land Art Common Land (Collective project with Klasse Pryde / Sculpture Studio UMPRUMM).

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  • cropped photograph of a white bulding in a wooded clearing in spring

    River Hull Boathouse, UK, 2017

    Firewalls For The New Sensationalist (after Paul Burwell)

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  • cropped photograph of a firework exploding in the night sky

    Anderston, UK, 2016

    Not Not Fireworks (commission for Glasgow International 2016)

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  • cropped photograph of a desert landscape towards the coastline on a clear morning

    Asia district, Peru, 2016

    Offset Critical High Ground (with Oscar Murillo), accessible by dune buggy

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  • cropped photograph of a seated man steering a wooden boat with a British flag in the background

    Kilifi Creek, Kenya, 2015

    GUILTY (after Jeff Koons And Ivana Porfiri), accessible by Capt. Issa's boat

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  • a firework launching alongside a figure who has finished lighting it

    Elephant & Castle regeneration zone, UK, 2015

    Not Not Fireworks

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  • cropped photograph look out over a fjord on a bright clear day

    Oslofjord, Norway, 2014

    untitled, accessible by boat

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  • bird's-eye vie of a sandy coastline on a hot day

    Gezira Beach, Mogadishu, 2013

    Country On The Click (with Mr. Omar Abdi Ali) accessible by cellphone

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  • cropped photograph of a yellow painting floating in a body of water

    Venetian Lagoon, Italy, 2013

    Commissione Privata (commission), accessible by vapouretto

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  • cropped photograph of the incoming tide on a sandy shoreline with a figure running into the frame

    The North Sea, 2012

    Salon Neu (with Embassy Gallery members), experienced from Peru

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  • cropped photograph of a waving man within a smokey room surrounded by happy figures

    Social Aesthetics, France, 2011

    Social Aesthetics, accessible as a pre-existing art audience

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  • cropped photograph of a rusty figurative scultpture standing in a body of water, taken alongside

    The Water of Leith, UK, 2011

    Young London (commission), accessible by footpath

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  • cropped photograph of a group of people wearing lifejackets relaxing in a pastoral scene

    The Interzone / Narnia, 2011

    Ballard in Narnia (with Merlin Carpenter), accessible by canoe

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Land Art Media

  • Website by Richard Parry

    Lewisham Way Youth and Community Centre, 2021

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  • Objection Document by Richard Parry

    Lewisham Way Youth and Community Centre, 2021

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  • Whitepaper by Richard Parry

    Land Art Token (PARRY), 2020

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  • Presentation by Richard Parry

    Schizoanalysis for arts learning, 2020

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  • Chapter published by Berlin University of Arts

    Land Art Common Land, 2017

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  • Article published by MAY Journal

    London, London, 2017

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  • Video courtesy of Naomi Pearce

    Not Not Fireworks, 2016

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  • Video courtesy of Richard Sides

    Not Not Fireworks, 2015

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  • Photo courtesy of Dan Mitchell

    Not Not Fireworks, 2015

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  • Photo Files by Mr. Omar Abdi Ali

    Country On The Click, 2013

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  • Video by Richard Parry

    Commissione Privata, 2013

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  • Photo courtesy of Victor Boullet

    Social Aesthetics, 2011

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  • Installation views by Richard Parry

    Salon Neu, 2011

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  • Commemorative GIF by Richard Parry

    Richard Parry Art Prize, 2011

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  • Essay by Neil Mulholland

    Salon Neu, 2011

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  • Participating artists courtesy of Embassy Gallery

    Salon Neu, 2011

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  • Photo courtesy of Horatio Junior

    Young London, 2011

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  • Video by Nigel Dunkley, Roman Liska & Hannah Perry

    Young London, 2011

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  • Video courtesy of Nathalie Ahbeck and Heather Power

    Ballard in Narnia (with Merlin Carpenter), 2011

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  • Video courtesy of James Wright

    Richard Parry: Art Zimbabwe, 2010

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Art Zimbabwe

  • reflection of a woman in a museum wearing a scarf, taking a selfie

    aa0565314 (detail I)

  • reflection of a man in a museum wearing a straw hat, taking a selfie and holding a tote bag

    aa2314996 (detail I)

  • partial reflection of a woman in a museum, taking a selfie, as reflected in two panels of an artwork

    aa2314996 (detail II)

  • reflection of a man standing in a museum, taking a selfie, with an sculpture in the background

    aa02338811 (detail I)

  • reflection of a woman standing in an art gallery, taking a selfie, wearing a blue dress

    ab4841521 (detail I)

  • a group of 6 young men and women take a group photo inside a museum

    aa0565314 (detail II)

  • a man watches as the women he is with takes a selfie inside a museum

    aa0565314 (detail III)

  • a mixed-sex couple take a selfie inside a museum

    aa0565314 (detail IV)

  • disembodied hands, holding a smartphone take selfie in the relective surface of an artwork

    aa1190635 (detail I)

  • a man wearing a dark coat takes a selfie in the relective surface of an artwork, inside a museum

    aa2314996 (detail III)

  • close-up of an African banknote printed on the surface of a glass mirror, in sparkly purple paint

    ab4841521 (detail II)

  • a man wearing dark clothes takes a selfie inside a museum, using the reflective surface of a wall-mounted artwork

    aa0238811 (detail II)

  • partial reflection of a woman in a museum wearing winter clothes, taking a selfie, as reflected in two panels of a wall-mounted artwork

    aa1190614 (detail I)

  • partial reflection of a standing figure, taking a selfie, reflected in the surface of wall-mounted artwork

    ab4841521 (detail III)

  • partial reflection of a woman standing on one leg wearing summer clothes, taking a selfie, as reflected in a purple wall-mounted artwork

    aa1190635 (detail II)

  • A smartly-dressed man standing on a wooden floor taking a selfie, reflected in a wall-mounted artwork

    aa0238811 (detail III)

  • close-up of a woman in a brightly-lit room taking a selfie, as reflected in a wall-mounted artwork

    aa2314996 (detail IV)

  • A smartly-dressed man standing on a wooden floor taking a selfie, reflected in a wall-mounted artwork

    aa2314996 (detail V)

  • three men with their backs to the viewer, two in conversation, reflected in an artwork installed in a museum

    aa2314996 (detail VI)

  • reflective arti surface with landscape printed

    ab3603721 (detail I)

  • interior of an empty room in a post-industrial warehouse, reflected in the surface of an overprinted mirror

    AA1190614 (detail II)

I will invent Field Recording and I will invent it against the state. I will use it as something subversive, I won't use it for the state but to fight the state.

Field Recordings

  • cropped close-up of man wearing futuristic sunglasses in birght blue light

    Mallorca, 2021

    I'm Going 2 Spain - 03:21

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  • the interior of an artist studio with paintings on easels

    London, 2020

    Prayer (O Dr. Jesus) - 04:15

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  • waterside view of the old town

    Schaffhausen & Haus zur Liebe, 2020

    Sketches of Schaffhausen - 19:32

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  • graffiti on the exterior wall of an urban shopping centre

    Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, 2019

    Live @ Elephant & Castle (excerpt) - 08:03

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  • a figure walks through a marble hall street on a bright day

    Glasgow International, 2018

    So What - 01:37

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  • a cigarrette in the mouth of a man peering through a cloud of foam in a brightly-lit interior

    Gallery Le Bourgeois, 2018

    What Am I Going To Wear @ A Foam Party - 06:02

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  • street art paintings on an interior warehouse wall

    Richard Parry studio, 2018

    OBEY (soundtrack) - 15:40

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  • a deserted post-industrial street on a bright day

    Humber Street, 2017

    On Humber Street - 01:05:03

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  • the interior of an artist studio with paintings on easels

    Lewisham Art House, 2016

    Richard Runs The Context Down - 03:55

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  • a smiling woman and regenerated seascape

    Turner Contemporary, 2015

    Sketches of Margate - 01:32

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  • reflection of a man looking sideways, in a mirror

    Astrup Fearnley Museum, 2014

    Europe Europe - 02:55

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  • close-up of black, yellow and white painting showing a smiling figure wearing sunglasses

    Bloomberg SPACE, 2012

    Kind of Bloomberg - 0:44

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Richard Parry Lyrics

  • Richard Runs The Context Down

    Lewisham Art House, 2016

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  • Sketches of Margate

    Turner Contemporary, 2015

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  • Kind of Bloomberg

    Bloomberg SPACE, 2012

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Schizoanalysis

  • a cropped photograph of a skyline at sunset featuring a tree

    Community Centre, 2021

    Frequency Analysis: Planning Application - 43:14

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  • a cropped photograph of a shopping centre interior

    Teaching Qualification, 2021

    Frequency Analysis: Assessment Brief - 19:04

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  • cropped photograph of a smiling man banging a pot and ladel in the countryside

    'Clap for Carers' event, 2020

    Frequency Analysis: Nigel Farage - 11:59:59

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Richard Parry Souvenirs

  • I'm Going 2 Spain CD ROM

    Edition of 150, 2021

  • Minor Subjectivity Poster

    Edition of 2, 2021

    sold out
  • Community Potato

    Readymade. Open edition, 2017

  • JAZZ 7" EP (black)

    Black vinyl. Edition of 50, 2016

    sold out
  • JAZZ 7" EP (clear)

    Clear vinyl. Edition of 10, 2016

    sold out
  • Keep Calm And Carry On Print

    Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper. Edition of 5, 2019

  • Record Launch Flyer

    Printed Flyer. Edition of 5000, 2016

    last few
  • Richard Parry Field Recording CD

    Compact Disk. Edition of 200, 2018

  • Richard Parry Tote Bag

    Printed cotton Tote. Edition of 50, 2018

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  • Barack Obana Kanga Scatter Cushions

    Kangas formed as a floor cushion Edition of 25, 2013

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  • Arts Council England Mirror

    Mirror with vinyl text. Edition of 15, 2013

    last few
  • Social Ceramics Poppadom

    Readymade with unique title and certificate. Open Edition, 2013

  • Art Zimbabwe Competition Poster

    Edition of 50, 2011

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  • Art Zimbabwe Competition Flyer

    Edition of 5,000, 2011

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  • Salon Neu Mousemat

    Premium Mousemat. Edition of 200, 2011

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Richard Parry Archives

2 mean greeting one-another watched by at third man wearing glasses
Art Zimbabwe

Online Viewing Room

Art Zimbabwe is an expanded approach to mail art and contemporary art processes having mainly to do with structural purposes of a particular 'native information'. It is the study of a particular landscape without taking into account any outside influence.

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sparks flying alongside a standing figure at night
Land Art

Land Art Token

My idea was to make a decentralised Land Art ledger - so common ownership of my Land Art can be experienced outside of art world systems, forever.

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a cropped image of a person drinking beer from a tin in a cloud of foam
Paintings

RichardCloud

The studio paintings have nothing to do with politics, globalism or London. Each one starts with a single colour. After that, it’s about conscious relationships that seem 'about right'.

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Connect with Richard Parry

  • Virtual Studio Visits

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Selected Paintings

About Richard Parry

Richard Parry (b. Hull, 1983) is a British contemporary artist. His varied practice includes Land Art, Painting and Field Recording.

Local Partners

  • Haus zur Liebe

    Haus zur Liebe

    Haus zur Liebe is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2018. The gallery is in Schaffhausen and exhibitions are open by appointment.

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  • Le Bourgeois

    Le Bourgeois

    Le Bourgois is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2014 by 3236RLS. The main premises are in London and exhibitions are open by appointment.

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  • Lewisham Arthouse logo

    Lewisham Arthouse

    Lewisham Arthouse is an artist-led coopeartive founded in 1992 by a large group of bohemians. The main premises and public programmes are in London.

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  • Magaluf

    Magaluf

    Magaluf is a contemporary art space founded by Mario Suardiaz. The main premises are in Magaluf and the space is open by appointment.

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