Mike Parillo’s new work creates collisions between movement and stasis. The assortment of 20” x 16” panels began as experimentation that soon evolved into a new interpretation of his current body of mixed media paintings. Many of these works incorporate fluorescent paint and glitter with pour techniques. The fluidity of the multi-colored liquid surfaces contrasts geometric and patterned backgrounds, juxtaposing soft and hard visuals. The integration of outside objects in certain works is an expansion of Parillo’s symbolic vocabulary. The title of the exhibition alludes to psychological states, referencing art making as a seductive and dynamic process.
Living the Dream
2014 | Acrylic, glitter, and collage on panel | 20″ x 16″
b. 1972, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Hawaii
Mike Parillo is a self-taught, Los Angeles-based artist. He has balanced working as a commercial artist in the action sports industry and has pursued both commercial and fine arts in both Los Angeles, CA and Prague, Czech Republic. He relocated to Jackson, Wyoming in 2008 where he made an unparalleled mark on the world of snowboarding as one of the most creative and enduring board graphic artist. Parillo's collaborations with Travis Rice brought about the genesis of Asymbol Art + Essentials, his hard work and vision giving life to what had been just a dream. His art has been displayed on snowboard bases every year since 1995, adorning many beloved board series like Terje's Balance line, Burton's early Customs,Countless Lib Techs and Travis Rice's 2006/07, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2011/12 and forth coming 2015/15 pro models—to name a few.