Aimée Parrott (b. 1987) received a postgraduate diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London, in 2014 and a BA in Fine Art from University College Falmouth in 2009. She has completed residencies with the Artists League of New York and Angelika Studios, the Cill Rialaig Residency, Ireland, 2017 and was the recipient of the Archie Sherman Scholarship, the Ford Award, and the Denton Art Prize.
Parrott’s practice has traditionally played with pictorial depth by building up veil-like layers of pigmentation through an intricate process of dying, screen-printing, painting and stitching. Her complex and delicate approach to making barely informs us of her processes. Often referencing the body and its functions, nature and its cycles, her non-figurative works often nod to the artist’s interest in organic processes and interconnected organisms.
In her most recent work, Parrott has also been incorporating sculptural elements in order to explore painting as both image and object, and the notions of internal and external space, skin and connectivity.
Parrott combines painting and printmaking with techniques more traditionally associated with craft to create works that explore her relationship with time, memory, touch and trace. The translation of semi-recalled sensory memories achieved through varying touch, tone and pace encourage an engagement with the work that unfolds gradually and calls to mind the way in which the exterior world impresses itself upon us – not simply as a series of static solid objects but as shifting perceptual fragments.