Great colors, right? That is what attracted me in the first place! I went to an exhibition of Parra in Alice Gallery, an artist that I had never heard about before. Parra is an artist from the Netherlands, who lives and works in Amsterdam. From an interview with him in Agenda Magazine (see link below) I learned that he used to be a skater, influenced by skater magazines that he loved to read. He designed his own shirts and tried to sell them in bars. Later he started studying graphic design and today he is becoming more and more known for his drawings, paintings, sculptures and animation & music videos.
He almost always uses red, blue and white colors and the lines are very smooth.
I think it’s quite attractive to look at because it’s not overcomplicated, it is what it is.
Three women strangled to each other. Parra almost never shows a detailed face, it’s more like abstract or invisible.
The thrill of it all. Women with bird-like faces. It makes them kind of anonymous and mysterious.
There is only one sculpture at the exhibition. Check his website for more sculptures (see below)!
Fragment from a music video he made (you can see the whole video at the gallery).
The exhibition is called Salut by Parra and is open until 11/07/2015. Alice Gallery is situated in a little street next to the Place Saint-Catherine. Keep an eye on the gallery website if you’re interested in street art and if you want to discover unknown artists. It’s a very open minded gallery that attracts a younger public.
Alice Gallery – Rue du Pays de Liège 4, 1000 Brussels, from Wednesday to Saturday 14.00 – 18.00 and by appointment – free entrance.