Julio Parra’s work, although quite personal, has many universal elements. He is recreated from the history of art, takes reference from his environment, expresses himself freely and is aware of his specialty. It treats it with frontality, conferring the same hierarchy to all parties during the process and enriching its content. The color, completely risky, fluctuates between varied and intense ranges and disconcerting tones, thus creating atmospheres of true poetry.
It is not fortuitous that his series is called ABCs. His graphics fluctuate between the word and the signs that explode spontaneously on the surface of a pictorial space free of resemblance to the outside world. The word is configured to enter the realm of the image. Its destruction makes possible its construction becoming contour, drawing, form, stroke. It becomes silent in a labyrinth of planes of light and darkness where there is the paradox of constantly entering and leaving it.
Julio Parra understands painting as a space for experimentation and reflection, creating his own language, honest in its process and clear in its execution. Through color, line and symbol, the latter of which he includes in a novel way, he creates a subtle and playful narrative. He is confident in the power of painting as a means of expression of humanity and shares with us his sense of what he believes and what he thinks.
His constantly moving images reflect on our unfinished and ever-expanding world, with no particular end state and in a constant state of becoming.
Parra initially leaves his abstraction to chance, accident and improvisation, but at one point in this process he resorts to critical analysis to subtract a concrete and conscious result from experience.