Site-Specific Art

Site-Specific Art

Site-specific art describes artwork created specifically for a certain place and is closely connected to that location.

Site-specific or Environmental art involves an artist's deliberate intervention in a particular location, where the artwork becomes a seamless part of its surroundings, exploring its connection to the landscape. It can be indoors or outdoors, in an urban area or an empty desert, close to the ocean or far inland. The term site-specific is often used when talking about installation art or land art.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.