Parlá was born in South Florida to Cuban parents and spent the first years of his youth in Puerto Rico before returning to Miami at the age of nine. Parlá began painting in 1983 in the style of subway art. In 1988, he received a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. He then studied at The New World School of the Arts in Miami. However, he has remained true to his own unorthodox approach to painting.
Mostly known by the street artist name Ease, Parlá moved to New York in 1997 and painted alongside legendary Bronx artist Case 2, while exhibiting works with the Ink Heads and Barnstormers art collectives. He was featured in the “Boomerang” exhibition with Lee Quiñones and Rostarr (2003) and the two-person show “Pirate Utopias” in London with Futura, (2007). His work was selected by Agnes B. for the “New York Scene” exhibition in Paris (2003). In New York Manon Slome curated“Hollywood to the Street,” featuring his work with Mimmo Rotella(2004), and in 2006 worked together with Mrs. Slome and Al Moran ( of OHWOW ) to exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach his solo show titled “Cityscapes”, which published his first artist catalog. In 2009 TakashiMurakami of Kai Kai Ki Ki gallery and Hiroshi Fujiwara of honeyee.comselected his work for the “Hi & Lo” exhibition in Tokyo.