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Estimate $40,000. 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.

About José Parlá

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 graffiti, posters, and fliers; he blends graffiti-like 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.”

Cuban-American, b. 1973

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
José Parlá: Surface Body / Action Space, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
2014
José Parlá, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2014
Art in One World Trade Center, Edelman Arts, New York