That is badass! I used to be into ceramics in high school, and even some slight carry over into college, and have experienced these life sized wood fired kilns. They produce the most amazingly unpredictable color profiles due to the chemicals in the smoke and the oxidation affecting the glazes put on the clay. These look great! I wonder what they cost?
An interesting piece on ebay right now. Kinda jacked up that they are selling it as it sounds like it was drawn for free. Tempting even at 1000 starting bid as it's a very nice drawing... But probably not worth that much.
This is definitely interesting. The work has come a long way in 7 years. There does not look to be the texture layers or much paint on this piece at all. Very raw. Looks like it is simply some calligraphy on found wood. I personally would like to see some more color and a bit more calligraphy, but I sure would not complain to have bought this back in 02 either. Anxious to see what this goes for., I guess it is a steal if you compare it to his current prices. This is even projected to be cheaper than the watercolors that are out there. It would of been amazing to get on board with Jose's work back in the early years when it was much more affordable.
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Looks like all that calligraphy had some meaning after all. I thought it could be just random strokes. Then again, some one got their book signed by him in their name with that calligraphy so now I wonder what he has been writing in all his paintings.
Walrus TV just released an older video from Parla that was pretty interesting. Parlá talks about the influences of his brother, his nickname “Ease,” and his technique of emulating deteriorating wall surfaces in his paintings. He even throws in a little breakdancing…