Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
We have had a chance to see a bunch of Dutch artist Parra in California this year. First, it was his massive mural and first US museum showing at the SFMOMA that was outstanding, and now, he is back on the West Coast. He will open a new series of works, Kind Regrets, at HVW8 Gallery, featuring acrylic on canvas works and pen on paper.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
“As he pierces her with brutal force” is no understatement with Dutch artist Parra’s depiction of a harsh necking in his first collaboration with pop art brand Kidrobot. The 10-inch vinyl sculpture is a dramatization of eroticism and dominance, with beaked creatures pecking away at each other in a menagerie gloss and matte. The forceful embrace is an ode to romance novel covers that even Fabio might be turned on by depending on what angle he views it from.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We had a great time with Amsterdam's Parra when he was in San Francisco preparing his mural installation at the SFMOMA, and we just caught wind of a new porcelain sculpture he is releasing with Belgium's Toykyo, the Jean Pierre Le Douche. The white glazed and black dotted porcelain sculpture, with gold color eyes, is made in a limited edition of 25 and sits at nearly 18" tall.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Last week, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened the new mural installation, Weirded Out, created site-specifically by Amsterdam artist, Parra. We caught up with Parra as the artist was finishing up the mural that stands on the museum's second landing, and discussed how his work has evolved since his March 2008 cover, working in black and white, and his first visit to SF.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 22, 2012
Amsterdam-based artist Parra is working day and night on a mural installation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, set to be properly unveiled next Saturday, March 31. We went to check up on the progress and preview the gigantic wall and catch up with a former Juxtapoz cover artist.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Former Juxtapoz cover artist (March 2008), Dutch artist and designer Parra will be creating a site-specific mural at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art next month. The mural will be Parra's first US museum showing.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 11, 2011
A great group show, We Was Them Kids..., is opening at HVW8 Gallery tonight in Los Angeles, featuring works from Geoff McFetridge, Kevin Lyons, Parra, Matt Irving, Winston Tseng, Yogi Proctor, Charles Munka, Brent Rollins, and Alvaro Ilizarbe. HVW8 curator Tyler Gibney pulls together some of the finest contemporary artist/designers to have exhibited at the HVW8 Gallery in recent years into one solid group outing.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 09, 2011
Dutch artist Parra (who created a special "for Juxtapoz only" cover in March 2008), opens a new solo show of paintings and drawings, The How Original Show, at HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles on September 15, 2011.
Music // Monday, July 25, 2011
Parra and Mr. Boonstra worked together to animate this music video for Rimer London featuring South African singer Cata Pirata. It's great to see their characters come to life alongside Rimer London's synth-soaked, lively music. If you'd like, you can also be in the video, too.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 09, 2011
Our March 2008 cover artist, Amsterdam-based Parra, just released these new limited-quantity porcelain sculpture with Toykyo he is calling, "Take A Rest." It was made in an edition of 70 sculptures in 3 colorways, (25 red, 25 blue, 20 black), standing/sitting at 20cm x 15cm, and comes in a screen printed, and numbered box.