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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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On The Rise: Lis Tamara on Painting what Makes her Happy...
As part of ‘On The Rise', a new segment showcasing emerging creatives on The Artling Artzine, we get to know Lis Tamara and her practice a little more, why she has chosen to paint, and what she’s currently exploring in her journey as an artist....

September 27, 2019

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On The Rise: Nathan Head & his Attention-Grabbing Images...
As part of 'On The Rise', a new segment showcasing emerging creatives on The Artling Artzine, we get to know Nathan Head and his practice a little more, why he strayed away from traditional conventions of art, what inspires him, and the work he’s attached to the most...

September 19, 2019

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On The Rise: Maria Lezhnina on being Inspired by Climates...
As part of ‘On The Rise', a new segment showcasing emerging creatives on The Artling Artzine, we get to know Maria Lezhnina and her practice a little more, how she finds inspiration for her works, and the series that she’s most attached to:...

September 12, 2019

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On The Rise: Charles Munka & why Painting is Personal...
As part of On The Rise, a new segment showcasing emerging creatives on The Artling Artzine, we get to know Charles Munka and his practice a little more, why he’s chosen painting, and the series he’s most connected to:...

September 06, 2019

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On The Rise: Serena Dzenis’s Otherworldly Photographs of Nature...
We get to know Serena and her practice a little more, the series she’s most connected to, and what of nature fascinates her the most:...

August 22, 2019

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On The Rise: Yoshi47 & his Cheery Monster Murals...
As part of ‘On The Rise', a new segment showcasing emerging creatives on The Artling Artzine, we get to know Yoshi47 and his practice a little more, how he comes up with his quirky subjects, their demeanors, and what he hopes they will achieve in the world:...

August 15, 2019

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On The Rise: Ayako Aratani & Embracing Imperfection...
As part of 'On The Rise', a new segment showcasing emerging creatives on The Artling Artzine, we get to know Ayako Aratani and her practice a little more, how she instills eccentricity into her designs, and the collection that inspires her style to this day:...

August 07, 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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From Paddy Fields to Paris: Ta Thimkaeo's Artistic Journey...
As part of 'On The Rise', a new segment showcasing emerging creatives on The Artling Artzine, we get to know Ta Thimkaeo and her practice a little more, how she comes up with her quirky subjects, their demeanors, and what series that she’s attached to the most:...

July 17, 2019

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