Contemporary art gallery on the 1st floor
Works by Martha Parsey
Window shopping meets window art: In a contemporary art gallery on the first floor of Bikini Berlin, the POSITIONS art fair (http://positions.de/) is showcasing alternating exhibits by different artists. Currently on show are works by Martha Parsey.
In her art, British artist Martha Parsey focuses on the sex appeal of contemporary art, obsolete role models and the convoluted self-perception of human society.
The artworks on show are early pieces that reflect upon and aptly observe the superficiality and inner void of high society in the 1990s. Her protagonists are mainly female, young, beautiful, posing with masks, labels and weapons, bored to death –enacting their roles and presenting a reality. This makes the artist’s pictures currently more topical than ever before.
Martha Parsey (born in 1973 in London and currently living and working in London) studied Art & Design at Central St. Martins College, followed by Audio-Visual Communication at the Hochschule der Künste and Directing and Production at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Her paintings have not only caused a stir at various exhibitions in London, Berlin, Barcelona, Cologne, Bochum, Zurich and Berlin, she is also known for her affiliation to acting and directing and has directed several short films, including one at the Centre Pompidou about Francis Bacon.