José Parlá

Wrinkles of the City Havana, Cuba JR and Jose Parla, 2012

Wrinkles of the City Havana, Cuba
JR and Jose Parla, 2012

A couple of years ago Jose Parla collaborated with photographer JR in the series “Wrinkles of the City,” an amazing portrait and painting project that beautifully captured the elderly of Cuba. One of these portraits made it to the structure that is Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea and stands on the outside of the building. On my first gallery crawl in Chelsea I was amazed at the sight of this portrait and the abstract lines that accompanied it. The portrait was by JR and the squiggly lines by Parla, these gave another form of life to the pasting on the wall.

This was my first experience with Parla’s work and since then I have been following his steps closely. His paint strokes are chaotic yet at the same time controlled, with the end product displaying movement to an otherwise flat surface.

Jose Parla: In Media Res opens September 12 at Bryce Wolkowitz NY

 

 

Wrinkles of the City Havana, Cuba JR and Jose Parla, 2012

Wrinkles of the City Havana, Cuba
JR and Jose Parla, 2012

Wrinkles of the City Havana, Cuba JR and Jose Parla, 2012

Wrinkles of the City Havana, Cuba
JR and Jose Parla, 2012

Hackney Canal / Rio Don Diego 2009

Hackney Canal / Rio Don Diego
2009

Introduction to New Conditions 2008

Introduction to New Conditions
2008

Wrinkles of the City Havana, Cuba JR and Jose Parla, 2012

Wrinkles of the City Havana, Cuba
JR and Jose Parla, 2012

Neon Spring 2013

Neon Spring
2013

Contemplating the Storm

Contemplating the Storm

The Struggle Continues 2011

The Struggle Continues
2011

Udaipur 2013

Udaipur
2013

Love in Black 2010

Love in Black
2010

Utopia 2001

Utopia
2001

Images via. Jose Parla

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