Dutch artist Parra has a very unique identity. His imagery often depicts surreal character caught up in scenes of mischievous and scandalous acts. Crossing the boundaries from drawing, painting, animation and sculpture his visual aesthetic resonates throughout each medium through the graphic style of his characters to his vibrant and restricted colour palette. Although his rise to fame came quickly within a couple of years he has worked with major brands including Nike, Vans and Converse, and has now branched out creating his own clothing brand, Rockwell.
An unintentional artist Parra came from a skateboarding background, and his design work merely stemming from doing poster and flyer designs. After the pro skateboarding career didn’t work out he got more and more commissions for his work and his career blew up from there. Commenting on the beak like faces his characters embody he says the style was already within him and something that came so naturally; and maybe this explains his success. His work has the honesty of someone that knows what they want to portray and strict visuals that don’t need to be questioned. Follow him on instagram to keep up with his most up to date creations in the life of one eccentric artist. @pietparra