December 2009 cover artist, José Parlá, is set to open a new exhibition at Yuka Tsuruno in Tokyo entitled PROSE. According to the gallery, " For Parla, walls are sites where the energy, history, and culture of urban society are located, and where human memory and psychology are inscribed." The show opens on March 21 and closes on May 18, 2013.
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His paintings are distinguished by their all-over layered backgrounds, made up of paints and collages of found objects like posters, and rhythmically drawn calligraphic writings overlaid onto the different layers. The backgrounds in his works consist of segments of city wall interpreted and rebuilt from his own impressions of them, and the writings resemble journal or diary entries lodged within his memories, or the inspirations he obtains from these walls. Although the abstracted texts constitute an indecipherable language entirely his own, when combined with the layers of painting, they evoke a panoply of stories that unfold within our imagination.
March 21—May 18, 2013
Yuka Tsuruno Gallery