IN THE STUDIO: ERIN PARISH

Miami-based artist Erin Parish paints fields of colorful abstract forms, creating atmospheric and liminal spaces to be experienced intuitively and physically.

 

Erin Parish, Studio View

 

Erin’s practice is notable for subtle layers of paint and resin, combined with her use of abstract forms which seem to endlessly shift and move across the painting’s surface.

 

Erin Parish, Studio View

 

Erin Parish, Studio View

 

Erin’s process favors bold colors and spherical forms which evoke a sense of depth and volume. She activates and energizes these circular forms through repetition, layering and transparency.

 

Erin Parish, Studio View

 

Recently, throughout quarantine, the meaning behind Erin’s use of the circle has transformed, particularly as she has contemplated the effect of the coronavirus, and the uncertainty felt globally.

 

Erin Parish, Studio View

 

Each work also has a white, translucent veil, representative of the unknown we are all facing, a state of limbo in our current situation without clear information to base our life’s plans.

 

Erin Parish, Dreamsicle, 2020, Oil, acrylic and resin on linen, 18 x 16 inches

 

Erin Parish, Green Rain, 2020, Oil, acrylic and resin on linen, 14 x 14 inches

 

Erin Parish currently works and resides in Miami Beach. She studied at Bennington College in Vermont and Queens College in New York. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and featured in publications including The New York Times, Luxe Magazine, and BOMB Magazine.

 

Erin Parish, Studio View

 

Erin Parish, Studio View

 

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