Starting out in Scarborough, Ontario, Jose A. Parada, better known in the graf community as Duro3, became familiar with the span of Canadaâ€™s train yards over ten years ago, painting his first train in 1995. Since then, heâ€™s gone on to participate in the creation of over 500 murals, working with big names like GM, Nike, Athletes World, McDonaldâ€™s, Jean Machine, HMV, Northern Telecom, and Absolut Vodka. Although one might not see his name pasted everywhere, the solidarity of Duroâ€™s work keeps his name alive within graffiti culture. Naming abstract and progressive legend SEEN as one of his inspirations, Duro3â€™s work is reminiscent of rotoscope animation, using wavering lines, backed by thick, solid and layered primary colours.
Although heâ€™s tight with his mural and graffiti work, photography is currently Duro3â€™s main occupation, working residencies in Toronto spots like LOT332, Republik, Distrik, Embassy, Light and Sonic. Duro also runs multimedia company, Vengeance9 Studios, and event promo company, Mystery Entertainment. Also a former tattoo artist, art teacher, and magazine editor, Duro stays busy in many forms of media, placing a personal importance on being creative everyday.
Donâ€™t expect to see many new murals popping up from Duro. Nowadays, photography is his main gig, but if you look around the streets of Toronto, or on the trains of the CPR, the mark of Duro3 has clearly been left in the graffiti world.
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