Miami-born Jose Parla's paintings bring the gritty motifs of street art into the gallery. His works seem more like they come from a spray can than from a paint brush, and they look like they could decorate an abandoned wall instead of a canvas. In the video above, "Wounds and Traces of Painting," Hugo Vitrani chats with Parla about his influences. The artist names hip-hop and street art as two of the sources for his visual art. Recently, Parla installed a mural at the Barclays Center in New York as well as on the shelves of a library at NC State.
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