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Originals: mixed media and acrylic

For his 2012/2013 Lib Tech pro model series, Travis Rice commissioned a collaboration between artists Mike Parillo and Carl E. Smith. Travis sought to represent the opposite spectrums of human cultures and behaviors, juxtaposing images that portray some cultural values as being inherently noble and beautiful against others (Western, in particular) that are seemingly base, fake, and insincere.

After many conceptual discussions between Travis, Mike and Carl, the Spectrum narrative began to take form in three large-scale digital collages using unique symbolic figures and design elements. Once finalized, these collages were output at full size on canvas and stretched onto bars. Mike Parillo added multiple layers of acrylics and oils to enhance the collage and to give the works a new dimension, incorporating extra imagery and colors into the original collages. With Mike's well known original brush strokes and color palette, the works were complete.

Spectrum Series

Mike Parillo

Set of 3 - 12.5" x 17"

Signed and Embossed print set 

  • Spectrum 1
  • Spectrum 2
  • Spectrum 3

Available as individual 12.5" x 17" embossed prints

Archival pigment print on 300gsm cotton rag

$59.00 - $179.00

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about the artist

Mike Parillo

b. 1972, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

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.  

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