The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Mike Parillo

Though Mike Parillo's work appears to be a cacophony of colors at a first glance, the artist's abstract oeuvre is executed with the tightness of illustration. His latest series of camouflage-like paintings for his solo show, "Just the Tip" at LA's CES Contemporary, is a wild display of peacock tail hues. The colors take on cloud-like shapes or furry textures, rendered with precise line work that evokes early cartoons. The self-taught Parillo got his start as a commercial illustrator for snowboarding companies in the early '90s and his paintings certainly reverberate with the energy of extreme sports culture and imagery.

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