Brussels – Parra ‘Salut’ solo show at Alice Gallery
Parra is one the world’s most fascinating urban designer. The Dutch artist once began his career designing flyers and posters for music venues in Amsterdam. Throughout the years he has become an established artist as a major figure of a new artistic culture. ‘Salut’ at Alice Gallery is his first solo show in Belgium.
Parra has a huge following of fans around the world. His work attracts those who love urban art, graphic design and illustrations. He is best known for his curved post-pop imagery, highly saturated colours, hand-drawn typography and surreal characters. Parra’s artistic domain varies quite a bit. His diversity is shown in painting, video, music, design, graphics, fashion design, skateboard. You can even catch him at work with his music group Le Le.
In 2012 Parra was commissioned to create a 60-foot indoor mural for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which is now part of their permanent collection. In Amsterdam there is a huge 2-wall mural in the Jordaan district, which he painted in collaboration with the next door primary school. His artworks are exhibited in galleries across Europe, Japan and the US.
Currently you can find a retrospective of his work at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. This is a definitive must go if you are interested in what Parra has done in the past ten years. Trust me, it is a lot. Those who want to see more of his most recent work should give Alice Gallery in Brussels a visit. The exhibition ‘Salut’ shows his well-known post-pop imagery and characters on paper, print and sculptures.
The exhibition is running until 11th July at Alice Gallery.
Parra – Salut
Exhibition: 28th May-11th July 2015 | Opening: Thursday 28th May – 18 hrs
Alice Gallery | 4 Rue du pays de Liège, Brussels