The abstract art of Luis Parra is a reflection of the economically tumultuous and culturally explosive 1970s Cuba of his youth. Parra observed a powerful resilience within the human soul that drives people to rise above their constraints.
Parra pursued his art through high school, ultimately earning the Artistic Award for Creative Excellence in a district-wide competition. He went on to study at the San Alejandro School of Art, where he firmly decided upon art as a life-long career.
Although a difficult process with significant personal costs, Parra made his way to the United States in 1990 and established himself as a permanent resident. In Cuba, Parra faced certain restrictions that inhibited his ability to express himself. Herein the United States, however, he has found himself creating with boundless, voracious energy. He has exhibited his work all across the country.