Daisy Parris

Present Tense

27 January – 28 April 2024


About the Artist

Daisy Parris is a painter of psychological space. Direct text-based works and abstract paintings are made up of a vernacular that has developed through experience, relationships and through the depths and peaks of their human existence thus far. Parris brings intimacy, insight and integrity to their paintings with great psychological and emotional force. The work is imbued with the sensitivity of one who feels everything, taking us through unflinching narratives and moments of reflection and tenderness. An ode to human existence, their work is sometimes silent, sometimes savage, with paintings that construct self-portraits of personal battles and triumphs in a fast moving yet contemplative assault on the canvas. 

Parris was born in Kent, and lives and works between London and Somerset. They were awarded BA (Hons) Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, London, UK in 2014. Parris’s solo exhibitions include: ‘Star-Studded Canopy,’ Sim Smith, London, UK (2020); and ‘The Worry Tree,’ Ruttkowski; 68, Paris, France (2020). Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Talk Like Strangers,’ with Nico Stone, Sebastian Helling and Jesse Littlefield, Part 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA (2020).

On View in Somerset

‘Present Tense’ is on view through 28 April 2024.