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#1. I never want to abandon my roots. I want to give my past and the history of painting the importance it deserves, including the masters like Rembrandt, who built up the surface of the canvas with transparent layers. - Author: Jose Parla
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#2. I have too much energy, even for myself. I'm lucky to have something that focuses me. - Author: Jose Parla
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#3. You try to tap into a memory and you close your eyes and it comes back. So I was doing this in the painting and then that became a practice of mine. Sometimes it was a cathartic situation, a way to meditate. - Author: Jose Parla
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#4. My work is an exploration of the self. I've always been concerned with how I'm living and how that reflects in the painting. - Author: Jose Parla
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#5. I think artists should define themselves. They should speak about their work and how it relates to society and what's going on in the world. - Author: Jose Parla
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#6. As a young kid I was in love with breakdancing. I practiced the uprock style, which is a battle style of dance that looks like fighting. It comes from the gangs in New York in the 1960s and '70s. It's beautiful, almost like a martial art, and it can be funny, too, because you make fun of each other. - Author: Jose Parla
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#7. Sometimes I'm not so sure how healthy it is because it's exhausting to put all your emotion into your work, but I guess I should be thankful for that. I don't want the work to be about anything else but the truth and honesty. - Author: Jose Parla
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#8. The walls around us bear witness to lives past and present. - Author: Jose Parla
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#9. People have thought that some of my writing and lines are done by a machine. I'm able to move in a way that's part gestural dance performance, and it's fun for me, so I incorporate that into the painting. - Author: Jose Parla
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#10. If I'm going through something, I paint through it. It's very physical. I'm writing, I'm thinking, I'm meditating, I'm moving, I'm jumping off ladders, and it's therapeutic. - Author: Jose Parla
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#11. When I was young I was constantly reading walls; I took in everything written on walls, from love messages to political messages. It was my hobby and became my art. - Author: Jose Parla
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#12. Sometimes I'm inspired by a certain part of my life - I'm thinking about a place and I'll mix the colors from memory. - Author: Jose Parla
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#13. For me, the canvas is an abstract interpretation of a wall. It's a piece of art with its own history, one that alludes to the passage of time and to the theater of life. - Author: Jose Parla
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