Parra

B. 1976, Maastricht, Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Parra
    Swimming Lessons, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 70 cm
    39 3/8 x 27 1/2 in

  • Parra
    She is arriving, 2016
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
    39.5 x 39.5 in

  • Parra
    Diving Sideways, 2018
    Fiberglass
    33 1/2 × 33 1/2 × 10 3/4 in
    85.1 × 85.1 × 27.3 cm

Biography

Dutch artist Parra is best known for his depictions of surreal bird-like characters, nude female subjects, and scenes of the everyday mundane that verge on abstraction. Working across painting, sculpture, textiles, and drawing, Parra has created an enigmatic and instantly recognizable style.

Born in 1976 in Maastricht, Netherlands, Parra is co-founder of cult apparel label By Parra and a member of electronic music groups Le Le and Mich. Parra lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

His work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group gallery exhibitions and site-specific projects at Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle, France (2013) and SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (2012). His work is in the public collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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