José Parlá is an artist. He’s a painter with a vision, deep history of roots art, a new age sculptor, and most definitely an abstractionist.
His work has appeared around the world in exhibitions in London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Paris.
José works with lines that stretch out from the edge of space, swirling around amidst chaos and frequency.
He studied painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, and The New World School of the Arts in Miami, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
What initially got me interested in José was his use of mixed media. He blends and contrasts it in such a way that really causes a humbling experience even though it may appear monumental. Awe inspiring could be the words.
His work on walls with artist JR caught my eye as well.
I am also fascinated with his work that is done on paper. The brilliance of color that he gets out of them make me think of sunsets.
He also plays with a modern sculpturing, using non-traditional mediums.
I would like to close with a quote from José’s bio:
This process, like meditation, affirms my everlasting devotion to art as a form of spirituality, which exists in the present and pays homage to those who leave their traces behind.