José Parlá
Cuban-American, born 1973
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
José Parlá: Echo of Impressions,
Ben Brown Fine Arts
2017
José Parlá, Mirrors,
Brand New Gallery
2014
Art in One World Trade Center,
Edelman Arts

Primarily a painter of murals, paintings, and works on paper, José Parlá also produces installations, video, sculpture, and photographic works that explore or respond to urban landscapes. Parlá’s large-scale compositions resemble city walls that, like palimpsests or psychogeographic maps, have accrued years of ephemera, posters, and fliers; he blends curvy gestures, calligraphy, and personal inscriptions with blurred color fields, using brushes, markers, spray paint, and sometimes fragments of fliers and posters. Parlá has produced several public commissions, including a giant mural at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. “With making abstract painting,” he has said, “I felt that what I was doing and what I’m still doing is translating the many different cultures and many different languages that I’m confronting.”