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  • When you first come into the building,

  • I wanted that there was something

  • that draws you to this distance

  • because it’s a flat wall in this sort of architectural skate

  • that is for that is full of dimension and curves

  • and it needed something that pulls you in.

  • Its title isNature of Language,” deals with...

  • the hand and the mark making

  • the humanity in creating something.

  • I feel it’s a reflection on the history of language;

  • This painting is about where do languages come from

  • There are so many diverse languages.

  • All the words are the names of languages,

  • the names of countries that they come from

  • and the names of people that have been influential to the studies of those languages

  • the names of people also influential to the religion.

  • Here in Raleigh could be like the Bihari language

  • that’s whistled in the jungle or street slang.

  • It could be about anything that is used to communicate

  • my background as an artist

  • is pretty diverse and universal, because I love drawing

  • and I can just easily pick up a camera

  • and enjoy taking picture.

  • Like writing a calligraphy is very important to me

  • because there’s a gestural form in a language

  • and that is, as well,

  • what’s going on is, you know, a world coming out to my mind.

  • And in a stream of consciousness, I follow that there’s a certain flow

  • that I know where the lines are going

  • and into the next world of painting

  • done by one person, by one artist about language.

  • in this sort of landscape is reminding the person confronted by the painting

  • about something that was made by hand

  • as reminding each person to connect back to the origin

  • amongst all of the futuristic aspect of this library.

  • It’s great. There’s an artist involved.

  • I was always interested in art even from a very early stage;

  • I was introduced to the very early stages of hiphop culture.

  • The fact that kids were creating their own art

  • through music, through dancing, through painting.

  • It was really a very important to us.

  • A group of friends and I were exhibiting an underground exhibitions in New York City

  • and we had Japanese friends as part of the exhibit.

  • Making music and experimenting and it was a really successful exhibition

  • in terms of how many people loved it and participated.

  • One of our Japanese friends said that I want to bring this in Japan

  • and I’m gonna start working on it.

  • From that first time of working in Japan,

  • I got more invitations from Hong Kong and London and Australia.

  • I then was invited to exhibit more in the United States.

  • My work becoming known in a large scale,

  • I was invited to work with architects

  • to do large scales commissions

  • somewhat like what I’m doing here.

  • The conversations that I had with Susan Neher when I first met her with Craig Dykers here,

  • automatically I understood that she is an experimental person

  • in terms of how she wants to move education forward in the library setting.

  • t’s not supposed to be unnecessarily quiet type of library.

  • She’s promoting interaction with people

  • and she’s saying interact, get together, create.

  • I did take on a lot of the architecture

  • but also coming here

  • and taking a look at the crowds and spending time in the space.

  • This is an expression of this particular trip in my life.

  • So you can say that it’s a direct mirror of this experience

  • that I’ve had here in Raleigh and in the Hunt Library.

  • It’s all of those things combined

  • and therefore creating a very busy, very energetic work

  • and at the same time, tries to find a peaceful balance in this energy.

  • I’m really interested and like where humans are gonna be going in the future

  • exactly what’s gonna happen to us.

  • As you know technology keeps on advancing.

  • We will probably gonna lose a lot of our identity and like what makes us different.

  • So these people are the result of this idea.

  • They are very geometrical kind of robots like almost.

  • With technology right now, it makes our lives a lot easier

  • but there are always consequences to that.

  • So whether it’s good or bad, I can’t say.

When you first come into the building,

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Nature of Language by José Parlá

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    Go Tutor posted on 2014/07/22
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