Rey Parlá
Colorful Thought, 0000
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Chance by Choice Recalculated, 0000
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Definition Unclear, 0000
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Dispersion of Time Texture, 0000
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Dream Object, 0000
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Dimensional Figures, Unit-Signals of Physical Descent in the Currents of Interference, Undisturbed, 2018
Open-Ended Variations of Unity, 0000
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Concrete Freeze Frame, 0000
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Through the Clouds Unfinished a Blessed Unrest My Divine Satisfaction Marching On MMXX © Rey Parlá - Signed on Verso
Medium: Scratching and Acrylic paint on wood panel Size: 24 x 18 x 1"D Painting
Real Instantaneous Perceptive Design, 0000
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Common Denominator, 0000
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Untitled (Join Me & The Haptic Light), MMXX
Precise Color Projection, 0000
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Elusive Horizons, 0000
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Random Wave, 2016
Illusionistic Interferences, 2012
Unbounded Hermetic Light, 0000
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The World of Space, 2012
Luminous Clarity, 2016
Everything Changes, 2014
Human Dynamical Engaged Movements, 2016
Interchangeable Response, 2016
Loop Fragment, 2016
Rey Parla is a Cuban American artist born in Miami and raised partly in Puerto Rico and South Florida. Parla studied filmmaking at the Alliance Film and Video Cooperative and earned a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Certificate in Film History & Theory from Florida International University.

Rey Parla’s “Scratch-Graph” images have their origin in a series of hand-painted films the artist made in the 1990s. Using motion picture stocks (sometimes with photographed subjects), Parla scratches, paints on, and collages images in a process that physicalizes and gives visual representation to the metamorphic effect of memory. Parla layers and destroys pieces of film which he ultimately processes into unique photographic prints, with intersecting lines that recall microchips as well as urban streetscapes running in counterpoint to amorphous blocks of color. Frenetic but also tightly controlled, these images dialogue with Bridget Riley’s stripe paintings as much as they do with Man Ray’s photographs, with Jean Dubuffet’s all-over technique as well as the abstract films of Stan Brakhage. The manipulation of the pictorial artifact questions the idea of what a photograph is and what it can represent, both of the physical universe and of the viewer’s gaze.

Parla has lectured at Savannah College of Art & Design. His short films and documentaries have screened at several films festivals, and his photography has been featured in Forbes, Brooklyn Rail, the New York Daily News, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Champ magazine, and Cultured magazine, and is part of several international private collections, including the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection.