Jose Parla10.10.06   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum
Tags: Fine Art, Graffiti, Jose Parla
For those who are still asking the â€œIs graffiti really artâ€ 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 itâ€™s ready to hang in the MOMA.