15.12.08 by Jeff

José Parlá

I hope to one day meet José Parlá. There are a lot of similarities between his work and the work of SheOne. Abstracted letterforms, quite poetic. Perhaps similar to the way Thom Yorke sings, repeating words, making sounds the way an instrument would.

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jose parla painter painting graffiti street art artist

jose parla painter painting graffiti street art artist

jose parla painter painting graffiti street art artist

jose parla painter painting graffiti street art artist

jose parla painter painting graffiti street art artist

jose parla painter painting graffiti street art artist

jose parla painter painting graffiti street art artist

jose parla painter painting graffiti street art artist













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Jolin

    always good stuff coming from jose!!

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    JOSÉ PARLÁ: READING THROUGH SEEING, NEW WORKS

    Ooi Botos Gallery is pleased to announce Reading Through Seeing, an exhibition by contemporary artist José Parlá, on view 14 May through 11 July 2009. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong and will showcase new paintings, works on paper, photographs and ceramic works. The exhibition will take place during Art HK 09 and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by scholars Alexandra Chang of New York University — Asia Pacific Center and critical theorist and art historian Michael Betancourt.

    José Parlá’s new works are inspired by his recent travels in France, Japan and the United Kingdom. Parlá’s unique and playful inscriptions and diary-like gestures with his trademark hand–writing recall his personal observations of how the idiosyncratic behavior of anonymous individuals on those distant streets distinctly impact each geographical environment.

    The complexity of José Parlá’s mixed media paintings is based on the layering of images and paraphernalia collected from his daily encounters at home and his adventures abroad, interpreted through his dynamic gestural process. Interleaved through each work is Parlá’s calligraphic script, which infuses each piece with vibrancy, energy and meaning.

    Memories, thoughts, ideas, quotes, phrases, conversations and observations scrawled in Parlá’s instantly recognizable, flowing script reflect his characteristic fusion of writing and painting, word and image. His brushwork depicts walls in the city, or in rural areas outside of urban centers, while his mélange of imagery and words hint at stories within stories, an evocation of the places that have deeply affected him.

    The story-telling nature of José Parlá’s work is mesmerizing. At first glance, his paintings are reminiscent of an abandoned street alley, but as one’s eyes linger, one realizes the density and complexity of overflowing imagery. Parlá’s innate gift of capturing both the chaos and the tranquility of the city has moved countless viewers.

    About José Parlá

    José Parlá is a New-York based artist whose paintings reflect the way in which cities function as palimpsests. Born in Miami, Parlá traveled in the Caribbean, South America, Asia and Europe in the 1990s before settling permanently in New York. His work has been collected and exhibited by Agnes B. Galerie Du Jour in Paris and Takashi Murakami’s Kai Kai Ki Ki gallery in Tokyo. Major recent exhibitions include, The New Grand Tour showing in Hong Kong and Beijing (2007-08), Adaptation / Translation at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London (2008), and Layered Days with Cristina Grajales’ Soho gallery in New York City (2008).

    About Ooi Botos Gallery

    Ooi Botos is Hong Kong’s leading avant-garde gallery specializing in photography, digital media, video and installation. In fact, the José Parlá exhibition marks a departure from Ooi Botos’ customary program, with Parlá being the only painter represented by the gallery. Ooi Botos is dedicated to exposing the public to art forms rarely seen in Hong Kong to raise the level of discourse about art in Asia.

    Ooi Botos is located at 5 Gresson Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11.30 A.M. – 3 P.M. and 6 P.M. – 8 P.M., Saturday 11 A.M. – 6 P.M. Tel. +852 2527 9733

    http://www.joseparla.com

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  • I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Jose a couple years ago when he came for a residency at my college, he is most certainly an incredible artist and a wonderful person. Watching him work in our studio was such a great learning experience. It’s great to see his new work. Brilliant as always.

    • where was that? sounds like an amazing experience – its really the best way to learn just to watch someone else work, they don’t even have to say anything

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  • I enjoy his work so much. Love the curves of his writings/tagging. Nice to see his work on this page.

  • kaz

    as an art student i have falling in love with you work its fantastic!

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24.07.16 by Jeff

Pokémon Go: Complete Pokédex Silhouette Reference Chart

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Download: The Complete Pokédex Character Reference Chart

 

Pokémon Go has taking over my free time the past couple weeks, and it’s weird because I never watched the show and don’t play games on my phone. Is anyone else in the same boat?

I read about the guy who apparently found all the available Pokémon but I couldn’t find an image of all the revealed characters. I was also surprised that it was so difficult to dig up an entire chart of all the Pokémon silhouettes to be able to know whether something close to you is worth searching for. Any longtime fans of Pokémon will already be able to recognize the silhouettes but I’m not so a chart like this is kinda crucial! Consider this a tool for anyone new to show or the game.

The image above is essentially what it looks like to complete your entire Pokédex! This image above is the entire chart with all the characters revealed and below is the full chart as silhouettes (with and without titles). Full credit goes to Reddit user Jadael for posting the images here.

 

Essential Pokémon Go resources:

The Silph Road – this subreddit aims to be the largest online community of Pokémon Go users offering lots of findings.

Lvl 22 Player Giving Small Tips of Advice – this post on Reddit really answers every question you will have about the game and specific advice things like quickly levelling up.

Pokémon Go IV (Individual Values) Calculator – if you want to take the game to the nerdiest level possible, use the Google Doc linked here to accurately calculate if you should continue powering up your Pokémon or transfer it and move on.

 

Maybe I’m a huge nerd for liking this game but I can’t remember the last time I walked around my city and struck up as many conversations (albeit very nerdy conversations) with so many complete strangers of all ages. So far I’ve found 67 Pokémon and I’m level 17. Any other Booooooom readers playing?

Complete Pokédex Silhouette Reference Chart below!

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22.07.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Jonas Burgert

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A selection of paintings by Berlin-based artist Jonas Burgert. More images below.

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22.07.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Oda Jaune

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I can’t stop looking at these paintings by artist Oda Jaune, who was born in Bulgaria and now lives and works in Paris. They’re just so weird! I love them. More images below.

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22.07.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Nicolas Dehghani

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Some fantastic work by Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Dehghani. More images below.

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22.07.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Amy Sol

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A selection of paintings by artist Amy Sol. More images below.

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