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Selma Parlour

Born in 1976, Johannesburg, South Africa

Lives and works in London, United Kingdom

Overview

'My paintings are meticulously rendered through soft films of oil on linen to look as though they are drawn, dyed or printed. My interest is in painting's in extrinsic conventions and the technical problems of the medium. Central to my invented vocabulary are: the frame, flatness, surface,transparency, trompe l'oeil illusion, bands and units of isolated colour, repetition (with variation and displacement), frontality and the singularly-framed and fixed view, and the re-presentation of art and co...Read more