Eric Esmail Parnes
Eric Parnes (b. 1979) is a Persian-American artist who participated in the Framer Framed triptych of exhibitions Crisis of History, curated by Robert Kluijver and Elham Puriyamehr. Parnes grew up in New York and studied for an Art Undergraduate and MA degree at New York University. He works in several media, including mixed media, sculptures, paintings, photography and installation art. In his conceptual work, Orientalism is an important element and he uses well-known logos and corporate branding to explore Middle Eastern culture and its relationship to globalization. Ancient and modern history, mysticism, war and fashion of only a few of the subjects that recur in Parnes’ work. His vision is based on his experience as an American-born artist with family roots in Iran and the struggle to define identity.
Parnes currently lives and works in New York.