The Estonian artist propels us into the world of life-size comics through her sets, installations, furniture, and two-dimensional objects in black and white.
From floor to ceiling, from furniture to coffee cups, from mirrors to curtains and illustrations of potted plants, the line drawing and its black and white flat tints become matter to think about. The monochromatic décor challenges perception and creates a two-dimensional optical illusion, contrasted and accentuated by the three-dimensional human perspective. All this creative work is the fruit of Anastasia Parmson. This artist, originally from Estonia and with Siberian roots, studied in France, where she obtained a master’s degree in visual arts at the University of Strasbourg. Today, she is based in Sydney, Australia. This great traveler has had many adventures that have changed her life. What she creates stems from her memories, stories, and personal experiences. Over the years, she has developed an artistic universe, tracing her place and bearings in the world. Her colorless two-dimensional spaces create immersive experiences, offering narratives to be lived in comic book-like boxes.
Seeing life in black and white
Anastasia Parmson’s Instagrammable concept quickly makes you want to put yourself in all kinds of stories. Through her sets, she gives free rein to her imagination, recovering all sorts of objects and furniture that she redesigns and paints in black and white, giving them a real relief. Her most recent site-specific installation, “I Drew a Line and Called it Home,” at the Bathurst Art Gallery, Canada, represents her largest project and the culmination of several years of work. Eventually, she would like to return to her other medium of choice: video projection. Her incredible pencil stroke is reminiscent of A-ha’s “Take on Me” video, but also of the Greem Café in Seoul, which invites locals and tourists from around the world to sip lattes and matchas in a cartoonish setting. Anastasia Parmson’s fabulous work is shaking up interior design, giving the impression of a real life in color traded for a two-dimensional, black and white cartoon.