After sold out exhibitions in Australia, Italy, China and the United Kingdom, José Parlá returns for his first
exhibition in New York since his 2004 group show at the Chelsea Art Museum. His most recent solo exhibition
at Elms Lester Painting Rooms in London was hailed by the London Telegraph as the “most successful
contemporary art exhibition to open in London” during Frieze 2008.
Heir to the tradition of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, José first explored the fundamentals of his art
form on the street. José’s canvases are complex layers which delve into the human experience within the urban
environment and serve as a recording of emotional events. His layers of paints are representative of the layers of life,
documenting the passage of days. His rhythmic, poetic style evokes the memories and experiences of life.
This jewel of an exhibition is comprised of new works on canvas, as well as watercolors and ceramic pieces. Cristina
Grajales Inc is pleased to publish a limited edition book to accompany the exhibition