Dutch artist and designer Parra is pleased to present “No Work Today” at Joshua Liner Gallery, the Gallery’s first solo exhibition with the artist. Known for his minimalist, reductive visual vocabulary, Parra’s work possesses a magnetism and style that is unparalleled. The artist will present a new series of twelve works on canvas, ink drawings, and sculpture, with a reception taking place on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
Characterized by curvaceous line work and bold, complementary color palettes, Parra’s work in fine art over the past decade has evolved into an expression that is distinctly his. Evoking influences of Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann in their bold, poppy graphics, Parra’s work is inspired by his everyday surroundings, popular culture, and his love of music.
For each body of work, the thematic undertones to Parra’s art develop later in the creative process, with the formal compositions dictating the direction of each series.
The artist elaborates,
“I collect images in my head from what I see around me in the times I’m not painting, and then scribble them down with pencil… the theme plays a big part but I focus mainly on the composition, and that it will be a painting that is interesting to look at.”
As the title of the exhibition suggests, the subject matter for No Work Today playfully explores simple leisurely pleasures from staying in bed and reading a book, to reclining poolside.
Joshua Liner Gallery
540 W 28th Street
New York, NY 10001