Jose Parla

Jose Parla

As a young kid I was in love with breakdancing. I practiced the uprock style, which is a battle style of dance that looks like fighting. It comes from the gangs in New York in the 1960s and '70s. It's beautiful, almost like a martial art, and it can be funny, too, because you make fun of each other.More Jose Parla quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes I'm inspired by a certain part of my life - I'm thinking about a place and I'll mix the colors from memory.More Jose Parla quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I'm going through something, I paint through it. It's very physical. I'm writing, I'm thinking, I'm meditating, I'm moving, I'm jumping off ladders, and it's therapeutic.More Jose Parla quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I was young I was constantly reading walls; I took in everything written on walls, from love messages to political messages. It was my hobby and became my art.More Jose Parla quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, the canvas is an abstract interpretation of a wall. It's a piece of art with its own history, one that alludes to the passage of time and to the theater of life.More Jose Parla quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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