José Parlá “Small Golden Suns”
[Image: José Parlá, Small Golden Suns, 2016, © Parlá Studios. acrylic, gesso and plaster on canvas, 441 x 140 cm]
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Parlá’s second solo show in Japan will showcase a series of his most recent paintings that were made simultaneously over a one-year period. The series is a celebration of children that also makes reference to the artist’s own childhood and memories of young adult life. In addition, these works also allude to the importance of exposing these “small golden suns” to art.
Parlá’s works are known for their unique style, which intertwines rhythmic linework with painstakingly accumulated layers and traces on the canvas in an innovative manner. “Small Golden Suns” is also the title of the large-scale painting on display at this exhibition that combines all of these distinct features, exemplifying the unique traits of Parlá’s work. With a diverse output that encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, and video, Parlá’s artistic engagement is similar to the surface make-up of city walls in public space. The memory-like textures move like traces of the past that weave themselves into the present by translating abstract gestures and calligraphic characters into social signifiers and visual language.
from September 10, 2016 to December 03, 2016
Open until 18:00 on Saturdays, until 20:00 on Fridays
Opening Reception on 2016-09-10 from 18:00 to 20:00