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Openings: Parra – “No Work Today” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last Thursday, Joshua Liner Gallery held an opening reception for the New York showspace’s solo exhibition with Parra. The world recognized artist and designer presented a new series of twelve works on canvas, ink drawings, and sculpture, collectively titled No Work Today. The new body of work the Dutch artist prepared for this showing is a continuation of his minimalist, simplified visual vocabulary, which is almost entering abstraction. By reducing the form and shape of his character to a bare minimum, the new pieces still carry his signature curvaceous line […]
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Openings: “Juxtapoz x Superflat” @ Pivot Art

Earlier this month, the Juxtapoz x Superflat group show opened at Pivot Art, giving art enthusiasts in Seattle a chance to see work from a stellar roster of artists. Showing at the same time as the Seattle Art Fair, the exhibition was co-curated by the arts & culture magazine and Takashi Murakami. Participants included Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean, JH Kagaku, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Katsuya Terada, a selection from Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, He Xiang Yu, Zoer & Velvet, Trenton Doyle […]
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Showing: Parra – “I can’t look at your face anymore” @ Ruttkowski;68

Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany is currently showing I can’t look at your face anymore, a solo by Pieter Janssen aka Parra. For his second exhibition with the gallery, the Dutch artist, illustrator and designer created an all new body of work consisting of canvases, sculptures and objects. Inspired by the phenomenon of selfies and the creation of edited selves in social media, the pieces in the show are focused on obscuring the face. This idea is noticeable on all the works produced for the show – canvas characters are hiding behind each other […]
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Previews: Parra – “I can’t look at your face anymore” @ Ruttkowski;68

Pieter Janssen aka Parra will be returning to Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany for his second solo with the gallery. Three years since And wait for something to happen (covered), the Dutch artist will be opening I Can’t Look At Your Face Anymore on April 15th. The new body of work he created for this showcase is built as a response to the narcissism of selfies and the creation of edited selves in today’s social media. The artist, designer, illustrator and skateboard brand owner is pushing his visual language further with these […]
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Showing: Parra – “Salut” @ Alice Gallery

Alice Gallery in Brussels recently opened Salut, the first Belgium solo show by artist, designer, and illustrator, Parra. The show features a new body of work that includes drawings, paintings, and a large sculpture titled Give Up. With the fresh collection of works, Parra has gone back to mixing his signature lettering along with recognizable female figures. Curvaceous and naked, these blue ladies with beak faces are engaged in bizarre, often sexual activities. With lots of flat humor and double meanings, the Dutch artist’s imagery is both harmonious and […]
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Previews: Parra – “Salut” @ Alice Gallery

Dutch artist, designer and illustrator, Parra, will be opening his first solo show in Belgium on the 28th of May at Alice gallery in Brussels. Salut will be his first show since the opening of his 10 year retrospective show at Kunsthal Rotterdam. Over the years, Parra managed to apply his aesthetic in numerous different mediums, from paintings, sculpture, toy design, video, footwear, graphic, fashion, to skateboards, creating a recognizable trademark with his distinctive visual language. Established as an artist worldwide, his clear and stylish works found their ways […]
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Recap: Parra – “Yer So Bad” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Another show that closed at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery recently was Yer So Bad by Parra. The show title was borrowed from Tom Petty’s song and perfectly matches the Dutch artist’s signature feminine characters indulging in various “naughty” activities. Along with the new paintings on display, the Amsterdam-based painter also released a limited edition zine which was available through Printed Matter, Inc, as well as through the publisher’s website later on. The exhibition includes a new series of works on canvas, using very limited color palette and […]
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Showing: “Just Before Brazil” @ Alice Gallery

Alice Gallery in Brussels recently opened a big group show entitled Just Before Brazil. The idea was to showcase the artists they invited to the Asphalte festival in Charleroi and to share with the world their works before everyone’s attention gets focused on Brazil and football. But, after settling on the first lineup of artists, they’ve decided to add few more names and ended up with an impressive list of 52 artworks by 26 artists from various parts of the globe, various backgrounds, and various ways […]
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Showing: “Skull Show” @ The Garage, Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s secretive street & urban art gallery, The Garage, is celebrating the end of the year with a group show featuring works by their represented artists and friends. The Skull Show is features artwork by different artists from all over the globe, working with different mediums, in different sizes, but all sharing the same familiar theme. The exhibition opened on the 29th of November, in a very discreet setting of an old 17th century carriage house in the canals of Amsterdam. The highlights of the […]
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Opening: Parra “And wait for something to happen” @ Ruttkowski;68, Germany

Parra (Piet Janssen) opened his newest solo show And wait for something to happen last Friday, 4th of October at Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany. Known for his illustration style work that can be both abstract and figurative, the Dutch artist prepared an entirely new body of work for this show – 11 big canvases, 11 ink drawings, and porcelain editions he released in collaboration with CaseStudyo (two colorways of Down figure (introduced), and the Vaso di Culo vase). Even though his last solo show at Galleria Patricia Armocida (covered) was only four months […]
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