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Artist of the moment……Parra

Parra was born in 1976. . His work is best described as a modern Warhol style that includes bright colors and an acrylic palette. The artist is known for  working as a graphics designer but when it comes to lettering he prefers to draw his own letters freehand.

Has done works with the KidRobot company. This place is very unique retail store, art is everywhere but at a huge cost. For instance a piece done of Charley Brown can easily set you back $7,000. An example of this sculpture made out of vinyl is in the gallery.

The artist uses a variety of mediums and produces drawings and animation, paintings, and sculpture.

Here is a t-shirt design by the artist and apparel company Stussy.

Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Founder of clothing company Rockwell.

Price range information: Acrylics originals range $4,000 to $10,000.

A link to Parra’s website here:  http://byparra.com/

A great story about Amsterdam is that young children scour the streets to find and tear down posters made by the artist!

Parra is quite a commercial artist success story. He now only takes selective jobs but prefers to work on smaller assignments such as posters for local groups.

Parra is also part of an electronic band named “LeLe.”

Here is a link to wonderful article with a journalist that visited the Amsterdam studio of Parra. You can catch a glimpse of his workign style and his use of typography.

http://www.fecalface.com/SF/index.php?Itemid=102&id=775&option=com_content&task=view

In this clip we visit the artist taking his dog for a walk! The piece reminded me of the dvd out on Rex Ray. Its fun to hang out with artists  and just experience them as people.

Its great to see Parra in his Amsterdam studio and the viewer can see many ink pen drawings and also the clutter of a person always thinking.

Parra should give anyone inspiration that wants to be successful as an artist. He is a great business person up there with the likes of Warhol for all of his different ventures. From art, to clothing, to his own musical band Parra keeps us all in suspense of what he will tackle next!

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