So here I am, in the middle way, having had twenty years-
Twenty years largely wasted, the years of l’entre deux guerres–
Trying to use words, and every attempt
Is a wholy new start, and a different kind of failure
Because one has only learnt to get the better of words
For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which
One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture
Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate,
With shabby equipment always deteriorating
In the general mess of imprecision of feeling,
Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what there is to conquer
By strength and submission, has already been discovered
Once or twice, or several times, by men whom one cannot hope
To emulate – but there is no competition –
There is only the fight to recover what has been lost
And found and lost again and again: and now, under conditions
That seem unpropitious. But perhaps neither gain nor loss.
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
Art: Galatea of the Spheres. Salvador Dalí
“Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers”
Walter de la Mare
I dreamed it was a dream. That you were gone.
Worth sharing just a few images of a great show at the Guggenheim. Using mostly Painting as a medium, here he represents the human environment and cultural references.
This paintings, photographs and works in paper are mainly monochrome and large.
His work is passionate and very inspiring; he is definitely one of the great painters of this era.
I opened the doors of my Studio last night at PointB, the place where I live in Brooklyn, New York. I got the opportunity to show my paintings and prose with other 4 artists, each one showing their work at their studios.
My favorite moment: when I got to read the prose to my friends.
Thanks, thanks and thanks to all the friends who came. It’s going to be up for a while.
Bellow, some my work exhibited.
Color is an element that empowers the Soul. Poetry, the articulation of that “Soul”.
Drums of Joy, 2013. Acrylics. 36″ x 18″
Grounded Crown, 2013. Acrylics, Gouache and Oil on Canvas.
We are specialists. 2013. Acrylics, Gouache and Oil on Canvas.
Ojos. (Eyes) 2013. Acrylics
Glow, 2013. Acrylics
Poetas Ocultos. (Hidden Poets) 2013, Acrylics. 36″ x 18″
“Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain”
Photo: Leo Matiz. Photo courtesy of M+V Art. Miami
“John “JonOne” Perello grew up in Harlem where graffiti and tags were seen in everyday life. Nowadays, JonOne has structured his work from the streets of New York to the “limitations” of canvas (some extremely large) and he now fancy more brushstrokes than air sprays.
However, even though we can see some inspirations coming from Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet or even Henri Matisse, the street is still very much there.
His extremely colorful paintings remind us of the frenzy of large cities, of their bright lights and social codes. JonOne’s work is an allegory of the Urban Jungle in which most of us live, but always seen from the optimist and colorful side of life.”
check him out!!!!
I’m lyin’ down thinkin’ ’bout you
I’ve been thinkin’ ’bout you
Do you think about me still? Do ya, do ya?
Or do you not think so far ahead?
‘Cause I been thinkin’ ’bout forever (Oooh, oooh)
Yes, of course I remember, how could I forget?
How you feel?
And though you were my first time
A new feel
It won’t ever get old, not in my soul
Not in my spirit, keep it alive
We’ll go down this road’Til it turns from color to black and white.
Lyrics: Frank Ocean <——->Art: Keith Haring
Work on Paper
Founder of the ZERO MOVEMENT. *** ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS ***. MORE TO COME ::::: #OPART, #LIGHTART, #KINETICART
“The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.” ― Wassily Kandinsky
TODAY’S INSPIRATION – KANDINSKY – BLACK LINES, 1913
The exhibit started in the streets of Habana, Cuba. The Bienal had the most amazing street art ever done in the streets of Havana. Now, they brought us some of the images to the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New Yor City, for us to have a hint of this astonishing work. Please look at the wall outside the gallery. Bravo !!!!!
check their website http://www.joseparla.com —– http://www.jr-art.net/
One original COLOR is worth a thousand mindless COLORS : )
I have a new color to work on this summer !!!!
The Brooklyn contemporary artist José Parlá, has now and until March 28th his first solo exhibition at the Haunch of Venison in London, after one he had back in 2008. “Broken Language” includes paintings, sculptures and photographs.
This work is a vivid resemblance of his life: movement, rites of passage and documented travels then expressed through very diverse mediums. Stories are captured through marking and calligraphy, emotions with layers of paint and textures, and rhythms through lively and deep combination of colors that reflect his Cuban roots.
“Broken Language” proves the logical analogy between colour and sound, between forms and rhythm of beat. These striking pieces give to those observers capable of feeling them, lofty emotions beyond the reach of words.
Part of his latest projects include “Wrinkles of the City”, a collaboration with JR the French artist, for the 11th Havana Biennial in Cuba, a public mural commissioned by the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn and a mural painting commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the new BAM FISHER Theatre in Brooklyn.
Photos courtesy of the artist.