STPI's Emi Eu reflects on S.E.A. Focus, an STPI project platforming artists and galleries from Southeast Asia, in the wake of Art Stage's decline in 2019 and ahead of the launch of Singapore's new art fair, Art SG, in October 2020.
With India Art Fair set to open amid nationwide protests, Kanika Anand introduces shows in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata that express shifting socio-political identities, modes of resistance, and explorations of place-making.
Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.
José Parlá is a critically acclaimed, multidisciplinary artist working in painting, large-scale murals, photography, video and sculpture. He started painting in the early 1980s, as a street artist in Miami, and went to study at Miami Dade Community College, New World School of the Arts and Savannah College of Art & Design. Parlá’s work has been exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Istanbul’74, Istanbul; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase; National YoungArts Foundation, Miami; Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson; and the Havana Biennial, Havana, among others. Parlá’s work is in several public collections including the British Museum, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; POLA Museum of Art, Hakone; and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana. Permanent Public Arts projects include commissions by the University of Texas, Austin; One World Trade Center for his monumental mural painting, ONE: Union of the Senses, the largest painting of its kind in New York City, in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere; Barclays Center, New York; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; André Balazs' Chiltern Firehouse, London; North Carolina State University’s Hunt Library by Snøhetta; and at Concord City Place, Toronto.
Text courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts.
José Parlá's paintings have no words, yet they speak volumes. Born in Miami, Florida, Parlá's family relocated to Puerto Rico soon after but returned to the "Magic City" when he was ten. It was there that he witnessed the burgeoning of hip hop and breakdancing scenes, as well as the explosion of graffiti culture. Pairing this with a...
Both in his life and his work, José Parlá is the very embodiment of a palimpsest. Amiable and kind on the surface, but scratch a little deeper and there's a lifetime of experiences bubbling, memories of obstacles overcome to achieve artistic success. Much like his life, Parlá's work is layered and verging on the third dimension.
On the occasion of Mirrors, his first solo show in Italy (currently on view at Brand New Gallery in Milan), artist José Parlá reflects upon the influences of the object trouvé on his latest artistic production.
Yesterday, in partnership with RxArt, a new work by artist José Parlá was unveiled at the Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC), New York City’s only skilled nursing facility providing specialized care for children and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS. The event also marked the kicking-off Kiehl’s charitable motorcycle ride.
A video about José Parlá's Amistad América , commissioned by Landmarks for The University of Texas at Austin. Featuring insights from the artist.
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