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Jose Parra



Fernando de Alba 555
45040 Guadalajara

52 33 39150012
52 33 35638129

http://www.joseparra.com

category: Painting
Style: Representational


Bio / Resumee / Statement:
I was born in Guadalajara México within a family devoted to baroque religious art which would be a primary influence, this echoes on the dramatic, theatrical expression on some of the characters and certain ways to compose.

Thanks to the contact to art curators and friends like Grady Harp I’ve learned a few years ago that I didn’t have to paint watermelons in order to show I’m Mexican, so I was finally liberated. The contact with Neil Zukerman in New York afterwards was definitive. That was the first time I confirmed that figurative art was still alive in the NY scene, even better… there were signs it was finally coming back. Thanks to Neil I knew not only the art of Anne Bachelier and Frederick Hart but the philosophy behind it. That released at last the ideas that dwelled within and gave the justification to paint the way I wanted to paint, following ever since the “Idealistic School of Contemporary Representational Art? words I’ve found in a book of Hart’s work and that were written since then in my memory (Yes I know is a long title for a school but to me every word made perfect sense).

The tympanum at Washington’s Cathedral displays most of Hart’s philosophy which has some of its foundations on Teilhard de Chardin theories.

This blend of ideas along with some other influences and the support of people like Anna Parker, and some other curators and people involved in art, has given as a result these “Stories from the Lost Continent? series. The depiction of a common human nature in extraordinary circumstances, idealizing till the point it’s still believable.

This blend of ideas along with some other influences and the support of people like Anna Parker, and some other curators and people involved in art, has given as a result these “Stories from the Lost Continent? series. The depiction of the human nature in extraordinary, fantastic circumstances, idealizing to the point of the unreal but at the same time believable under the logic of each painting.




Activities:
Future exhibitions:
"The Fantastic Theatre" Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Colima June 2009

"The Fantastic Theatre" Ex Convento del Carmen. Guadalajara Mexico
July- Aug 2009

"The Fantastic Theatre" Aldama Fine Art Mexico City. Sep 09 2009

"Featured Artist" Colective February 2010 Galería Vértice PV. Puerto Vallarta. México


Portrait of a Modern Man
Painting
Oilpainting
70 x 50 cm
2014
Price: 2.200 Euro
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La Escribana
Painting
Oilpainting
120 x 80 cm
2014
not for sale
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Portrait of a Lady sending a Tweet
Painting
Oilpainting
50 x 70 cm
2014
not for sale
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The Aeronauts
Painting
Oilpainting
68 x 107 cm
2012
not for sale
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The Last Ships
Painting
Oilpainting
100 x 150 cm
2013
not for sale
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Awakening
Painting
Oilpainting
70 x 90 cm
2012
not for sale
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Ship of Fools
Painting
Oilpainting
195 x 130 cm
2013
not for sale
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Mischievous ladies
Painting
Oilpainting
70 x 70 cm
2014
Price: 2.200 Euro
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The Exile
Painting
Oilpainting
158 x 220 cm
sold
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The Melting Act
tip

Painting
Oilpainting
120 x 80 cm
2005
sold
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The Royal Fleet
Painting
Oilpainting
144 x 92 cm
2007
sold
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The Last Great Voyage
Painting
Oilpainting
170 x 110 cm
6
sold
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Alegria, The Weight of Joy
Painting
Oilpainting
88 x 68 cm
2008
for sale (ask for price)
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