Negotiators, 2010, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm
A Moment before Driver Cried, 2010, collage on paper, 29.5 × 38 cm
Trap, 2010, oil on canvas, 90 × 120 cm
Exultation of Defeated, 2010, collage, tracing paper and photocopy on paper, 41.5 × 29.5 cm
Waiting Space, 2010, oil on canvas, 90 × 70 cm
Reflection on the Melted Snow, 2010, collage and photocopy on paper, 58.5 × 47 cm
The Hollow, 2008, collage on paper, 49.7 x 32.8 cm
Garage Without Roof, 2010, MDF, acrylic paint and acrylic varnish
Traffic Jam on the Cross Walk, 2010, plywood, acrylic paint and acrylic varnish
Born in Moscow in 1979, Parkina’s work encompasses a variety of media, including collage, sculpture, and performance.
In her works in both two and three dimensions, Parkina configures space as a subjective site simultaneously merging images and forms into a composite region.
As Kim West [wrote] in the catalogue for 2009 Venice Biennale, where Parkina’s work was included in the Italian Pavilion, the work achieves “striking visual effects by folding shapes and buildings, patterns and objects, silhouettes and contours into and out of one another, creating a layered, equivocal surface that may call to mind the impossible constructions and perspectives of Escher or perhaps even the treacherous images of Magritte.”
Anna Parkina lives and works in Moscow. She studied at the Art Center College of Design in California and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her work has been exhibited around the world, including both the Venice Biennale and the Moscow Biennale in 2009. She also runs Tramway, a publishing house which produces artist’s books and magazines.