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  • Provenance

    Donated directly by the artist

  • Exhibited

    Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation, José Parlá - Textures of Memory, Curated by Dieter Buchhart, 18 September - 11 October 2019

  • Catalogue Essay

    Brooklyn-based visual contemporary artist José Parlá is critically acclaimed for his colourful multidisciplinary practice that blurs the lines between art, architecture, identity and environment.

    With influences drawing from his Cuban-American heritage, involvement with Hip Hop’s underground art culture and his city surroundings, Parlá has established a style of painting that transforms the language of the street into a hybrid form of abstraction and urban realism. Finding inspiration in city walls tarnished from years of neglect, the artist’s vibrantly elaborate paintings capture the rawness of urban decay, revealing hidden narratives as the layers are unpacked.

    Both Friends Around Town
    and Reason Random Season are prime examples of Parlá uniquely improvisational approach, as he combines painted marks rendered in acrylic and oil, with plaster and collages of found ephemera. Complex in their execution, both striking canvases invite the viewer to dissect their surfaces from an archaeologist’s point of view. The more Parlá’s works are engaged with, the more detail emerges in their layered surfaces, strengthening their narratives as their urban histories are revealed.

    Widely celebrated for his permanent installations of large-scale murals, Parla has also exhibited worldwide, presenting solo shows in recent years at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York (2019), the Neuberger Museum of Art (2018), SCAD Museum of Art (2017), Brand New Gallery in Milan, Italy (2017) and at the YoungArts in Miami (2016).

  • Catalogue Essay

    當代藝術家何賽・帕拉現居布魯克林,以其豐富多彩的跨界多面向之藝術創作而廣受讚譽,獨特的藝術表現不僅模糊了藝術、建築、身份認同以及環境間的既定界限。

    帕拉身為美籍古巴裔,挾帶著這樣文化背景,他也對嘻哈音樂的地下藝術文化和城市環境深感興趣,從而演變出特殊的個人繪畫風格,將街頭藝術語彙轉變且揉合抽象以及都會現實主義的一種形式。他往往從城市裡年久失修的骯髒牆壁上找到靈感,用充滿生命力的油彩,揭開了一層又一層被覆蓋住的隱藏敘事,捕捉了都會衰落間的生猛力量。

    《城鎮朋友》和《理性 隨機 季節》兩件作品皆是帕拉以其獨特即興手法所創作出的代表佳作,結合了壓克力顏料及油彩的筆觸,加上石膏及現成物拼貼。創作出繁衍豐富的的質地,兩幅精湛的作品無非像是在邀請觀眾化身為考古學家來仔細考究每個細節。帕拉越是投入,畫面層次表現上就呈現越多細節,隨著都會歷史被層層揭露,畫面中敘事性也愈加強烈。

    帕拉以大型壁畫的永久裝置而聞名,展覽遍及世界各地,近年來在紐約布萊斯・沃爾科維茨畫廊(2019年)、紐伯格美術館(2018年)、SCAD美術館(2017年)、義大利米蘭Brand New畫廊(2017年)和邁阿密的YoungArts(2016年)。

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HOCA Foundation Benefit Auction

Reason Random Season

2019
signed, titled and dated 'Jose Parla "REASON RANDOM SEASON" 2019 JOSE PARLA J Parla' on the reverse
acrylic, oil, collage and plaster on canvas
91.4 x 91.4 cm. (35 7/8 x 35 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2019.

Estimate
HK$320,000 - 420,000 
€36,700-48,200
$41,000-53,800

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019