Thursday, September 24, 2009

White pop black

Script on patinae surface...the compulsion to say it again and again, again and again...what is left is often white noise...but what if you harness that noise and push visual language to embody those obsessions? How can you make it beautiful and rich?

Jose Parla creates this luscious and engaging environments with his works...using street graffiti and intricate lettering he makes this compelling paintings...the feel like flowing textures placed in an asymmetrical composition to create visual interest...they are organic without contrast, so he must use value variation, placement and exuberant mark making to attract us and hold our interest. The background is dark and primarily neutral, with hints of cool colors to visually push the space back and contrast the pop of the white marks.

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