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José Parlá on Collective Memory...
Bringing both art to the streets and street art to white cube gallery spaces, artist José Parlá's observations of society and his environment go all the way back to the walls of his childhood, as he appreciated society's efforts to hide deteriorating concrete by plastering fresh coats of paint on top. Actively involved in hip-hop's underground art culture since the age of ten, his practice aims to change the misperception of graffiti and Street Art as vandalism, reinstating how Street Art is the people's Art; an Art that is in tune with the times and a visual representation of the effects of politics on society.  His solo showcase 'Textures of Memory' is his take on society's collective memory of which life and Art seem to dissolve, integrating seamlessly and beautifully within the layers of paint on city walls over time. Parlá's artworks simulate the process of decay through time, resulting in incredible textures on his canvases from the aggressive tearing down of posters and advertisements from walls that leave fragments of paper and adhesive residue to build up along with layers of writings and paint. We spoke with the artist on the occasion of his Hong Kong exhibition to find out more about his inspirations....

October 11, 2019

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Artists Recycling their way to Large-Scale Installations...
Creative artists are using recycled art bring to light the impact of waste on the environment by turning what seems to many as trash into amazing art....

September 27, 2019

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10 Creatives Making A Difference With Sustainable Art And Design...
The Artling looks at 10 innovative artists promoting sustainability in art and design and putting the environment at the forefront of their work....

September 11, 2019

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Rethinking Ceramics: Yi Yang Yi Sheng and Zhenhan Hao...
The Artling visited the studios of Yi Yang Yi Sheng and Zhenhan Hao, both distinctive and incredibly talented in their own right....

August 23, 2019

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Dawn Ang's Growth, Struggles, and her Best Experience with Art...
Dawn Ang’s insatiable urge to create cannot be ignored. We get to know her journey as an artist, taking a look at how her practice has grown over the years....

August 01, 2019

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Emerging Pop Art Artists To Watch Out For...
The Artling looks at the top emerging pop art artists who will leave their mark in the contemporary pop art genre....

August 01, 2019

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These 13 Ceramic Artists are Reshaping the Medium...
The Artling’s list of 13 ceramic artists who are redefining the age-old medium of ceramics in radical new ways across the globe....

July 25, 2019

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Fabricating Imperfection: Zhekai Zhang & 'Fabric Formula I'...
As part of ‘On The Rise’, a new segment showcasing emerging creatives on The Artling Artzine, we get to know more about Zhang and his unique series ‘Fabric Formula I’....

July 23, 2019

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The Artling's Top Figurative Artists...
Figurative art has evolved over time and The Artling shares how Asian artists are leading the charge in the genre....

July 18, 2019

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The Female Sculptors Making Their Mark...
The Artling shines a spotlight on exceptional female sculptors from Asia who are steadily climbing their way to becoming top sculptors....

July 03, 2019

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