Future of the Painting studio

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. I don’t go every day all the time but sometimes I have periods of going daily.

Painting studio interior

Marshgate Lane, London, 2007

Studio paintings, since 2014

JAZZ series

A lot of people are looking out for the indexability of the art or some kind of deeper meaning. I’m trying to get away from meaning. I don’t mean anything, I just do the painting.

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Richard Parry, artist

Studio Locations


  • Marshgate Lane
  • Cable Street
  • Omega Works
  • The Old Police Station
  • Lewisham Art House
Studio paintings, since 2007

OBEY series (after Shepard Fairey)

Painting here doesn't just refer to socio-cultural production, but to a mode of representation and the aspirational logic of its value form. I don’t really see Painting as part of ‘the social’. They’re an extensions of thoughts, not external devices.

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square painting on a wood-panelled wall reading 'swiss jazz' with a helvetica font, aranged around a sharp red cross motif

“If you paint unconfidently and know it’s probably not much use, and maybe doesn’t have much meaning, it’s probably more likely to lead to something meaningful despite yourself.”

Richard Parry, artist
Richard Parry, artist

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