He was born in Guadalajara Mexico within a family devoted to the reproduction and creation of Spanish and Latin American baroque and religious art, which would be a primary influence on his work, filtered through the dramatic and theatre like sense of the characters as well as some forms of composition.
He became an apprentice at his father Studio at the age of 16. After studying and administrative career at Iteso (Jesuit college), he joined the School of Arts at the University of Guadalajara, then Art Student’s league in NY and finally the atelier of Carlos Vargas Pons in Guadalajara. Curators like Grady Harp, Neil Zukerman and Guillermo Sepúlveda have been a key factor within his pictorial language as well as the treatises on the work of Frederick Hart and the artwork of Anne Bachelier in NY.
Jose Parra’s work has been catalogued and published on books in Mexico, United States and Europe. He’s participated on solo and collective shows internationally: Inernational Carrefour in NY, New Great Masters at the Centeanario Museum in Monterrey and “Phoenix and Dragons” in Chaumont and Viechtach are within the last ones.
Paintings from 2008 to present days
Oil on canvas. Paintign for "Phoenix and Dragons" by Libellule at Chaumont Fr. 2012
Oil on canvas 27" x 35"
Oil on canvas 24" x 17"
Oil on canvas 48" x 35"
Oil on canvas 35" x 27"
Oil on canvas "35 x 27"
Oil on canvas 26" x 45"