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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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 […]
Perfectly timed with the opening of his And wait for something to happen solo show at Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany, Dutch artist, illustrator and designer, Parra, is releasing another low edition porcelain figure with Belgian CaseStudyo. As a follow up the previous Lay Down…Lay it all down edition released few months ago, the new sculpt Down also comes in two colorways (black and white with polka dot patterns on them). The figure was first shown as a large scale fiberglass version at his Il Senso di Colpa (The Guilt) show at Galleria […]
Earlier today in Italy, illustrator, artist, and designer, Parra opened his solo show Il Senso di Colpa (The Guilt) at Galleria Patricia Armocida. In accordance with the title of his show, the artist focused this body of work on the feeling of guilt and similar emotions that are often limiting and troubling for many of us. Through a series of black and white drawings, watercolors, and his signature red & blue acrylic paintings, the Dutch artist showed situations and reactions that are somehow connected with feelings of guilt and self-judgement. […]
Dutch based artist, illustrator, and designer Parra is opening a solo show at Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan, Italy, on Monday, the 27th of May entitled Il Senso di Colpa (The Guilt). Four years since his last show with the same gallery, a lot of things have changed for the artist, except for his unique style and imagery which has only became more unique, more recognizable, and more distinctive. After exhibiting in important international galleries and museums all over the world (LA, NYC, Tokyo, Paris, etc), collaborating with such brands as […]
Dutch artist Piet Janssen, aka Parra, brought a new body of work to Jonathan Levine Gallery for his debut exhibition there. Entitled Tracy Had a Hard Sunday, this series was composed of works on canvas and paper as well as sculptures, and gave the audience a dose of the provocative post-pop visuals that we’ve come to expect from the artist. The show exemplifies Parra’s unique vision and skill with his sexy imagery and signature palette of vibrant reds and blues. The artist took some time to draw […]
Over the weekend, Dutch artist Piet Janssen aka Parra brought his bizarre and voluptuous imagery to Los Angeles for all enjoy with a showing at the HVW8 Gallery. Entitled Kind Regrets, the exhibition included paintings, drawings, sculptural items as well as murals on the exterior of the West Hollywood showspace. To the delight of all who attended, Parra was happy to interact with, sketch, and talk to his well wishers, collectors, and fans. Check out the rest of the photo set below… Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. […]
On September 29th, Dutch artist Piet Janssen (better known as Parra) will be opening a new show at the HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Kind Regrets. On display will be new works featuring his distinctive saturated colors and characters – namely men with beaked heads and voluptuous women. Check out the painting in progress (above) and the show card (below) and we’ll see you at the opening. Discuss Parra here.
Following the success of last year’s RE:DEFINE benefit art auction and exhibition (covered), MTV is again holding its star-studded event to benefit the grassroots HIV & AIDS charity – the Staying Alive Foundation. Curators of the event, THE FUTURE Tense also return with a fresh cast of both established and emerging artists including Ryan McGinness (above), Marc Quinn, Scott Campbell, Tat Ito, Dave White, Charming Baker, Parra, Michael Reisch, Jen Stark, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Gérard Rancinan, Pedros Matos, Jim Houser, Swoon, Aakash Nihalani and more. The […]
On June 7th, Kidrobot will be releasing (in-store and online) a new figure from Dutch artist Parra entitled Pierced. The 10-inch vinyl sculpture is inspired by the melodramatic cover art of romance novels and based on imagery from his original silkscreen artwork. The entwined figures which demonstrate the simultaneous pain and pleasure that many experience while in love will set collectors back $150 and will be limited to an edition of 300. Via mashKULTURE.