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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

Oahu, Hawaii

Mike Parillo, co-founder of Asymbol and perpetual creator, is one of the most enduring artists in our community. Self-taught and fluent in a myriad of mediums, Parillo bends, shapes and re-imagines the possibilities of art and it’s place in the world. He works relentlessly at balancing life with art, a mission that has taken him to many locations, mentally, artistically and geographically. Mike resides on the north shore of Oahu, where he shapes surf boards and wakes up happy every day.

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