Richard Parry, Painting Exhibition in a Mark E. Smith tribute Foam Party (installation view), Le Bourgeois, 2019

© Richard Parry, video by Heather Power

Works Exhibited

Richard Parry, OBEY, 2019 installation view, Le Bourgeois © Richard Parry

Richard Parry, OBEY (detail #240) after Shepard Fairey, 2009-present

Oil on canvas, 19 11⁄16 × 23 5 8⁄9 inches (50 × 60 cm)
© Richard Parry, photo by Mark Blower

Richard Parry, OBEY, 2019 installation view, Le Bourgeois © Richard Parry

Richard Parry, OBEY (detail #244) after Shepard Fairey, 2009-present

Oil on canvas, 19 11⁄16 × 23 5⁄8 inches (50 × 60 cm)
© Richard Parry, photo by Mark Blower

Richard Parry, OBEY, 2019 installation view, Le Bourgeois © Richard Parry

Richard Parry, OBEY (detail #239) after Shepard Fairey, 2009-present

Oil on canvas, 19 11⁄16 × 23 5⁄8 inches (50 × 60 cm)
© Richard Parry, photo by Mark Blower

Richard Parry, OBEY, 2019 installation view, Le Bourgeois © Richard Parry

Richard Parry, OBEY (detail #239) after Shepard Fairey, 2009-present

Oil on canvas, 19 11⁄16 × 23 5⁄8 inches (50 × 60 cm)
© Richard Parry, photo by Mark Blower

Richard Parry, OBEY, 2019 installation view, Le Bourgeois © Richard Parry

Richard Parry, OBEY (detail #242) after Shepard Fairey, 2009-present

Oil on canvas, 19 11⁄16 × 23 5⁄8 inches (50 × 60 cm)
© Richard Parry, photo by Mark Blower

Richard Parry, OBEY, 2019 installation view, Le Bourgeois © Richard Parry

Richard Parry, OBEY (detail #243) after Shepard Fairey, 2009-present

Oil on canvas, 19 11⁄16 × 23 5⁄8 inches (50 × 60 cm)
© Richard Parry, photo by Mark Blower

Richard Parry, OBEY, 2019 installation view, Le Bourgeois © Richard Parry

Richard Parry, OBEY (detail #241) after Shepard Fairey, 2009-present

Oil on canvas, 19 11⁄16 × 23 5⁄8 inches (50 × 60 cm)
© Richard Parry, photo by Mark Blower

Richard Parry, OBEY, 2019 installation view, Le Bourgeois © Richard Parry

Richard Parry, OBEY (detail #231) after Shepard Fairey, 2009-present

Oil on canvas, 19 11⁄16 × 23 5⁄8 inches (50 × 60 cm)
© Richard Parry, photo by Mark Blower

About

I think if you're a painter in London now and you want to be serious you have to accept you're working in a desert and you have to address the culture of your own work starting from zero and you have to actively repel and be antagonistic all the time to these consoling illusions of community which are really no different to propaganda or 'We Are City Island' advertorial column inches. So maybe I'm painting OBEY paintings since 2009 because it makes me feel artistic to paint OBEY paintings since 2009. Not because I have an urge in my blood to paint OBEY paintings since 2009. Not because it's part of my cultural community to paint OBEY paintings since 2009. And maybe it feels avant-garde to exhibit them inside a Mark E Smith tribute foam party inside an emerging project space inside Catford (but not Lambeth, no no no) inside London when the entire social franchise is saying you are not real you are not the artist that Shepard Fairey was. —Richard Parry

Richard Parry with a twin pushchair, outside in a park

Photo: Heather Power

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Other Exhibitions

Richard Parry, SWISS JAZZ, 2020, © Richard Parry

On View

SWISS JAZZ Pts.2-8

Haus zur Liebe, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
www.zurliebe.com

Richard Parry, SWISS JAZZ Pt.6, 2020, Haus zur Liebe © Richard Parry

Richard Parry Unplugged, 2016 © Richard Parry

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Unplugged

Salon 4, London

Richard Parry, Miles Davis, 2015, Salon 4, © Richard Parry

Richard Parry World Music, 2013 © Richard Parry

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World Music

Carlos Ishikawa, London, UK

Richard Parry, World Music, 2013, Carlos Ishikawa, © Richard Parry

Richard Parry MOT International, 2011 © Richard Parry

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MOT International

MOT International, London, UK

Richard Parry, JAZZ LIVE JAZZ, 2009, MOT International, © Richard Parry