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  • JAZZ

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a white background painted in multicoloured oil paint

    1

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2015. CONSIGNED

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a white ground painted in multicoloured oil paint

    2

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2015.

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a canvas ground painted in the colours of the Bangladeshi flag

    Bangladesh

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2017. SOLD

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a white ground painted inthe colours of the English flag

    England

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2015. SOLD

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a white ground painted inthe colours of the Google logo

    Google

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2018.

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a canvas ground painted in the colours of the Italian flag

    Italy

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2015. SOLD

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a canvas ground painted in the colours of the Jordanian flag

    Jordan

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2018. SOLD

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a canvas ground painted in the colours of the pan-African flag

    Land People Blood

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2018.

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a white ground painted in the colours of the Pride flag

    Pride

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2018.

    letters spelling the word 'JAZZ' on a white ground painted in the colours of the Zimbabwean flag

    Zimbabwe

    oil on canvas. 60 x 85 cm, 2018.

  • OBEY

    Andre The Giant Street Art avatar on a canvas ground, brightly painted green

    OBEY (detail) after Shepard Fairey

    oil on canvas, variable number. Each 50 x 60 cm. 2009 - ongoing.

    Andre The Giant Street Art avatar on a canvas ground, brightly yellow

    OBEY (detail) after Shepard Fairey

    oil on canvas, variable number. Each 50 x 60 cm. 2009 - ongoing.

    Andre The Giant Street Art avatar on a canvas ground, brightly painted blue

    OBEY (detail) after Shepard Fairey

    oil on canvas, variable number. Each 50 x 60 cm. 2009 - ongoing.

    Andre The Giant Street Art avatar on a canvas ground, brightly painted red

    OBEY (detail) after Shepard Fairey

    oil on canvas, variable number. Each 50 x 60 cm. 2009 - ongoing.

    Andre The Giant Street Art avatar on a canvas ground, brightly painted pink

    OBEY (detail) after Shepard Fairey

    oil on canvas, variable number. Each 50 x 60 cm. 2009 - ongoing.

    Andre The Giant Street Art avatar on a canvas ground, brightly painted grey

    OBEY (detail) after Shepard Fairey

    oil on canvas, variable number. Each 50 x 60 cm. 2009 - ongoing.

    Andre The Giant Street Art avatar on a canvas ground, brightly purple

    OBEY (detail) after Shepard Fairey

    oil on canvas, variable number. Each 50 x 60 cm. 2009 - ongoing.

    Andre The Giant Street Art avatar on a canvas ground, brightly painted blue

    OBEY (detail) after Shepard Fairey

    oil on canvas, variable number. Each 50 x 60 cm. 2009 - ongoing.

"If you think of the meaning in the JAZZ paintings as revolving around some kind of cultural invocation, and it being rather contemporary in tone - which is cool - then it's clear that whatever happens with the colour is self-contained. It's separate from the words even though it obviously drifts along with them too. There's no need for a letter A to be red, for example, or a letter Z be pink or grey. Not in terms of reading. It's like there are two frequencies here, narrative and abstract. The narrative is ambiguous, but it's subjects and the objects are pretty straightforward: art, culture, meaning etc. The paint colours just inhabit the letters or appear in spite of them almost. It just jazzes up the canvas for the sake of jazzing up the canvas, and that's the middle-class well embarrassing thing. But, the paintings I'm able to finish are almost exceptions. And it's to do with this colour-texture situation."

Richard Parry artist

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