The most beautiful Sneakers made by Pieter ‘Parra’ Janssen.
Surreal bird-like the saturated colors, soft stroke and graphic patterns such as polka dots, stripes, then irony, lightness, but also introspection. Impossible not to associate this visual aspect with the stroke of Pieter “Parra” Janssen, better known as Parra, an artist born in Maastricht, Netherlands – in 1976.
Like many of his generation, Parra started out in the art world as a writer, where he explored font design with a touch of humor; and then moved in recent years to increasingly abstract and layered interpretations of human and para-human figures, beautifully interpreted by his “bizarre” vision.
Celebrated in galleries around the world, Parra is a devoted follower of underground art and has transformed his artistic language from “analog” to multimedia, making a name for himself in Asia, the United States and Europe. His works range in size and materials from very small works to large-scale public sculptures in materials ranging from painting to drawing to graphic art to textile works; always expressed in his enigmatic and immediately recognizable style.
Another characteristic of Parra is his passion for Sneakers, born in Amsterdam in the late 1980s, accompanying his throughout her life to this day. He has actively contributed to enriching Sneakers Culture, with some of the most beautiful collaborations with Nike ever, let’s find out now.