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José Parlá – Alphabet
- Bizen clay ceramic
- Signed and titled by the artist on verso
- 49cm x 20cm
- With original presentation box set, signed
"Bizen still gives me a lot of inspiration."
"I started out going to Japan, learning from my friend Hajime Kimura whose family makes Bizen ceramics. They have been making ceramics for about a thousand years. I was taken in through an introduction by a friend in Okayama. The colors are very similar to some of the palettes and also the textures of my paintings. I wanted to make tablets that reminded you of something you would find as an artifact from Mesopotamia."
José Parlá for Theme Magazine
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In early 2000 José Parlá discovered the art of ceramics, particularly the Bizen ware. The similarities between Parla’s use of rustic colours and ancient pottery techniques intrigued and inspired him to travel to Japan where he was introduced to working with clay for the first time by the Kimura family.
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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. Parlá has been compared with the 1950s abstract artist Cy Twombly and his work can be found...