Somewhere between abstraction and calligraphy, you’ll find the work of José Parlá, the internationally renowned artist whose large-scale murals adorn New York’s One Trade Center. Resembling ancient walls scrawled with words and paint, his multi-layered pieces feature meditative calligraphy, evoking his fascination with memories, history and the human need to make a mark. Parla has been compared with the 1950s abstract artist Cy Twombly and his work can be found in collections including the British Museum and Hong Kong’s Burger Collection.
Did you know?
Parlá launched his career at just ten years old, when he began scrawling graffiti on Miami walls under the pseudonym ‘Ease’.
Country of Birth
Artcurial, 'Brothers Back to Back', 2019
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bam Fisher, New York, US
The Burger Collection, Hong Kong, JP
Concord Project, Toronto, CA
José Parlá: It's Yours, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, US, 2020
José Parlá: Textures of Memory, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong, JP, 2019
Segmented Realities, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US, 2015