Rolls Royce selects Miami native José Parlá for it's Art Programme

Posted on December 02, 2016

The presentation of José Parlá marks the third consecutive year that Rolls-Royce Motors Cars has partnered with YoungArts to coincide with Art Basel, and the second year the magnificent Jewel Box has been selected as a venue to house the newly commissioned works. The exhibition will travel to the Shavannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art in 2017.

Upon creating the Roots project, José Parlá commented, “It’s exciting to unveil a new body of work while returning to my hometown. Together with Rolls-Royce and SCAD I’ve created a spectacular installation for YoungArts’ iconic Jewel Box, a place where I’ve seen so many young artists soak in inspiration. It’s an honour to support the arts and future artists and it is a great privilege for me to create this work with such great serendipity under the global spotlight of Art Basel Miami Beach.”

Known for his abstract, expressionistic painting style, Parlá’s works have been seen all over the world, from the installation of a 90-foot long mural in the main lobby of One World Trade, to more recent solo and group exhibitions in Texas, Tokyo, and New York. Wherever his work is being shown, you should make an effort to get there. Now that Art Basel Miami Beach is on the docket, you won’t have to look far! 

(Photo by:Rolls Royce/YoungArts foundation)