March 29th saw the opening of Weirded Out at San Francisco’s MoMA. Painted by the eccentric stylings of Dutch artist Parra, this is one of his most ambitious murals to date: The anthropomorphic, boneless characters and free-form lettering that distinguish him as the cult, post-Pop designer we all know and love has been hand-painted onto a staggering 60 foot wall. We caught up with the artist and learnt all about this Kate Bush inspired work…
Read the interview via It’s Nice That here.
Enkindu & Gilgamesh by Feral Kid
Mixed media and gold leaf on 300gms Fabriano
This is the second piece I have finished for the small collection of pieces called “Inner Myth” I will bring to Thinkspace Gallery, in LA, next May. If the I get the visa on time, I will be there hanging around with Axl Rose.
You can check some process shots and more info at souvlaki.jp-ar.org
"The image does not last long: a few minutes, and the sunlight grows red with effort redder and redder, cold at first, and then increasing in warmth. The sun dissolves the whole of Moscow into a single spot, which, like a wild tuba, sets all one’s soul vibrating. No, this red fusion is not the most beautiful hour! It is only the final chord of the symphony, which brings every color vividly to life, which allows and forces the whole of Moscow to resound like the fortissimo of a giant orchestra. Pink, lilac, yellow, white, blue, pistachio green, flame red houses, churches, each an independent song - the garish green of the grass, the deeper tremolo of the trees, the singing snow with it’s thousand voices, or the allegreto of the bare branches, the red, still, silent ring of the Kremlin walls…to paint this hour, I thought, must be for an artist the most impossible, the greatest joy."