Just short of two weeks ago, José Parlá announced he was working on a mural titled Diary of Brooklyn, commissioned by Brooklyn’s newest arena-style concert venue and home to the Brooklyn Nets, The Barclay’s Center. This gigantic piece is the largest to date from break-out urban landscape artist José Parlá, measuring a whopping 10 x 70 feet. The mural utilizes a selection of materials including oil and acrylics, plaster and enamel on wood. Without question, 2013 is looking to be the year of Parlá.
When asked about the mural by the New York Post Parlá said this – “The painting, Diary of Brooklyn, is a personal document of my experiences living in Brooklyn for almost 20 years… The writing of the diary, however, is written expressionistically illegible in hopes that the painting itself is transformed and received as the personal diary of individual viewers from Brooklyn, or visiting and experiencing the city… The painting is also in homage to the borough’s history and includes quotes from the book, Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island by classic American writer James Agee.”
The Barclay’s Center will be debuting other works of art around the complex by various artists, stay tuned for details.
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