Parra (1976), whose unmistakable style of rich color and playful precision moves on the edge of abstraction and figuration, has been celebrated by international galleries and championed by a devout underground following, Parra has become a respected artist, through solo exhibitions spanning Asia, the United States, and Europe. He is generally regarded as a founder of a contemporary style that is enigmatic and instantly recognizable and that refers to early 20th-century art movements and painters. In his paintings and sculptures the female form often serves as the protagonist. The scenes in Parra’s painting communicate strong emotions and powerful gestures that hint at a personal narrative.
For the first time in the Netherlands, Gallery Vriend van Bavink offers a gallery presentation by Parra. In recent years Parra has presented successful solo exhibitions in galleries in Paris, Bangkok, New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other places. In the Netherlands he has mainly presented sculptural work in the public space and a museum setting. He has previously exhibited work in the Kunsthal Rotterdam and the museum Het Hem.