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“During this quarantine, we have been in, I have been painting as usual and she is finished. Because of not leaving the house, I thought the name ‘Going Nowhere 2020’ was very appropriate.” – Michael Parkes
From historic masters of art such as Michelangelo to fresh talent such as Michael Flohr, the Marcus Ashley Gallery curates an eclectic art collection. New, exciting worlds are waiting to be explored through the gallery’s magnificent exhibits. Here you’ll find Michael Parkes art that fills the gallery with palpable energy and absolute magic.
The artist’s work has often been compared to the surrealist works of Dali and Magritte. But unlike his predecessors, Parkes’s work embodies a positive, dreamscape-like quality through relatable themes. In Going Nowhere 2020, the artist captures a princess’s life in isolation. This relatable painting portrays a post-pandemic life of blissful languor. It’s as if the artist has reimagined the life of princess Jasmine from Aladdin, quarantined at the palace with Rajah and Abu.
Parkes relies on pigments of emerald green, sandy brown, marble white, and icy blue. Layers of paper-thin paints add a velvety richness and symmetry to this spellbinding painting. Going Nowhere 2020 is a reminder of how life in isolation doesn’t have to be a bad thing necessarily.
Going Nowhere 2020
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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