Phebe Parisia

Phebe Parisia generates large scale abstract installations that examine the relationship between aesthetics and affect. Parisia’s work often involves the creation of temporary structural devices or motifs such as screens, or walls within the space, which ‘perform’ a permanence or solidity. However, this sense of stability in the work is undermined by soft fabric, elastic binds and the visually jarring patterns enacted by the artist’s obsessive process of line drawing. Invoking historical precedents including Brutalism and Minimalism, Parisia’s work expresses an anxious integration of seemingly binary visual forms or experiences, apt in the digital age.