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Jose Parla

10.10.06   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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For those who are still asking the “Is graffiti really art” question, we finally have an answer and his name is Jose Parla. The cursive stylistic gestures of street tags shine through the non-words Parla layers over and over. Together they imply the effect of one generation of taggers painting over another until all of them blend together. The textures evoke a dirty urban canvas, reproduced to live inside a gallery for our viewing pleasure. Just as hip hop evolved from lo-fi street music to the polished sounds we know today, graffitti has now officially moved up in the art world to the point where it’s ready to hang in the MOMA.

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  1. Jose Parla @ Il Trifoglio Nero | Neu Black Says:

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