Jose Parla Scarf, for The Standard
We asked some of our friends to come up with some graphics/illustrations for this Spring release. The plan is to keep you cozy as well as looking good, so we figured why not wrap you in the most beautiful, lightweight, cashmere/silk scarf we could find and have Thomas Campbell, José Parlá, and Rostarr create unique art to cover it in it’s entirety. The crew we put together are all known for their graphic language and sometimes ‘pattern-like’ feel that is often associated with their artwork. Basically, the art that was produced by all three artists may look like repeated graphics from afar, but are really more like murals that can not only be worn on the body but can also be hung on your wall.
50% silk, 50% cashmere. 24.5 × 70 Hand-rolled edges. Edition of 100
José Parlá, born in Miami to Cuban parents, spent the first years of his youth in Puerto Rico before returning to the Miami at the age of nine. In 1983 Parla was painting on city walls under the name Ease, during which he began to experiment on canvas in an attempt to translate the derelict environment of the urban cityscapes to a more permanent medium.
In 1997 Parlá moved full time to Brooklyn, where he lives and works today. His paintings are concerned with the visible effects of time and human activity in and around cities. Each marking or writing is simply one moment in a series of discrete, individual performances — his calligraphic language occupies a different category than painterly markings, because it is not simply gesture but a symbolic carrier of meaning. Check out our interview with José Parlá on standardculture.com!www.standardhotels.com