José Parlá, ‘Habana y Cuarteles’, 2015, Painting, Acrylic, plaster and collage on canvas, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
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José Parlá

Habana y Cuarteles, 2015

Acrylic, plaster and collage on canvas
60 × 108 in
152.4 × 274.3 cm
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Location
New York
About the work
José Parlá
Cuban-American, b. 1973
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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.”

José Parlá, ‘Habana y Cuarteles’, 2015, Painting, Acrylic, plaster and collage on canvas, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
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José Parlá
Cuban-American, b. 1973
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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.”

José Parlá

Habana y Cuarteles, 2015

Acrylic, plaster and collage on canvas
60 × 108 in
152.4 × 274.3 cm
Sold
Location
New York
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