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POST POP FEMALE NUDE BY PARRA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Parra (Pieter Janssen) was born in 1976 in The Netherlands and is currently based in Amsterdam. The largely self-taught artist began his career drawing flyers and posters for music venues in Amsterdam in the 1990s. In 2012, he was commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) to create Weirded Out, a 60-foot indoor mural, currently part of their permanent collection.

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His signature hand-drawn approach to illustration and design led to collaborations with brands such as Nike, Pendleton and Case Studyo. Parra’s paintings, drawings and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries across Europe, Japan and North America. He also co-founded the apparel label Rockwell by Parra and is a member of electronic music group Le Le.

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“I CAN’T LOOK AT YOUR FACE ANYMORE” BY PARRA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dutch artist Parra‘s exhibit “I can’t look at your face anymore” features a new collection of multimedia work, which includes paintings, sculpture and textiles. Showing their naked body but not their faces, the series is a study and a parody of the modern woman and her experiences in love. Parra is well-known for his provocative pieces, paintings with vivid colors and minimalist style filled with surreal creatures, many of them women.

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“We Was Them Kids …” @ HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles

“We Was Them Kids …”

Featuring:
Kevin Lyons, Parra, Geoff McFetridge, Matt Irving, Winston Tseng
Yogi Proctor, Charles Munka, Brent Rollins, Alvaro Ilizarbe

A collection of works from friends of the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery.
Curated by Tyler Gibney

Opening Friday, Nov. 11th, 7pm to 10pm
Exhibition runs through Dec. 20th, 2011

Parra: The How Original Show @ HVW8

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Dutch artist shows up in LA about once a year or once every few, and has a great new body of work to show at HVW8 in Los Angeles. On September 15, Parra will open a new show of drawings and paintings, The How Original Show.

Here is the rundown from HVW8:

Dutch artist Parra returns to Los Angeles’ HVW8 Art + Design Gallery with The How Original Show. An exhibition consisting of all new work in the form of drawings and paintings, revealing the process of sketch to final piece. Each work is an original, a departure from his well known numbered silkscreen editions.

Parra (b.1976) is best known for his curved post-Pop imagery, highly saturated colors, vibrant hand-drawn letters and worlds inhabited by hybrid, surreal characters. Celebrated by galleries and championed by an underground following from the outset, Parra has quickly become a respected and eclectic artist worldwide. Working across drawing, painting, animation and sculpture, Parra creates an enigmatic and instantly recognizable style that defies easy categorization. Parra is cofounder of cult apparel label Rockwell Clothing and a member of electronic music group Le Le. Parra lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Exhibition opens Thurs, Sept 15th at 7pm.
Show Runs Sept. 15th – Nov. 6th

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