Parafin was established in London in 2014 by Ben Tufnell and Matt Watkins. The gallery's primary focus is on its exhibition programme, placing a definite emphasis on rigorously curated solo exhibitions and ambitious group projects. It also initiates and supports institutional projects and publishes exhibition catalogues. The gallery represents a broad range of artists working across many media, from emerging artists such as Indre Serpytyte and Fred Sorrell to major figures such as Tim Head, Hamish Fulton and Nancy Holt. Within a diverse array of artistic practices two key strands emerge: contemporary painting and strategies related to the inception and legacies of Land and Conceptual art.