José Parla’s paintings are a visual narrative of his experiences in different cities, drawing inspiration from urban landscapes and the energy and memories that inform him. Through layering of paint, abstract painterly dabs, collaged materials, filling and often obscuring it’s contents in successive layers he creates these wonderful “memory documents” as he calls them. Parlá was born in Miami, Florida, he began painting in 1983 in the style of subway art. Mostly known by the street artist name Ease, Parlá moved to New York in 1997. To see more of his engaging works visit















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