Joseph Parra has the innate desire to replicate an individual through artistic production. In challenging conventional portraiture, he expels the physical features of an individual and exposes layers to reflect the varied constructs of what it is to be human. These layers can be abstracted, acting as reminders that we are merely a union of ideas. Exposure and concealment are Parra’s tools, carried out via printmaking, digital printing, drawing, sculpting and painting. While viewers connect with the figures, they are also silently confronted by the figures’ mindless expressions, illuminating that they aren’t aware of their voyeur.
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