I seriously doubt it: Solo exhibition by Dutch artist Parra

Why We Recommend it

The exhibition i seriously doubt it features a series of new works by Dutch artist Parra, starring his signature curvaceous hybrid characters and highly saturated colours while exploring scenes of modern domestic life and the emotions associated with it.


Over the Influence gallery is hosting Dutch artist Parra’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong– i seriously doubt it. The exhibition explores scenes of domesticity constructed in tightly claustrophobic spaces suggesting its oppressing nature. From eating breakfast alone at the kitchen table, to sharing a glass of wine with a roommate or a lover after a long day at work, each piece looks into the ups and downs of the main character through the lens of her domestic space.

Parra’s post-pop art style is characterised by curving lines and bold contrasting colours, evoking influences of Tom Wesselmann and Henri Matisse. Like other pieces of work from recent years, Parra’s new paintings eliminate the figures’ faces, focusing on the language of the female body to tell a story through form and colour.

Playfully titled, Parra’s works also parody the modern woman and her experiences in love and friendship. Works like thrown away like your stupid ball and the sad breakfast toy with the shallow suffering of contemporary life, while the privileged and the poisonous drink mock the superficiality of modern friendships.


When: 22 Nov 2019 - 4 Jan 2020 Where: Over the Influence – 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road – Central