About the Artist
Mike Parillo is a self taught artist whose distinct flat painting style is hallmarked by crisp lines and graphic forms. Competing colors, patterns, and forms shape an ongoing narrative about the concepts of failure and success. His paintings are executed with frenetic brush strokes using his preferred palette of pastels, glitter and Day-Glo acrylic paints.
Parillo accesses extraordinary depth; his work maps the common as well as less traveled intricacies of our existence. Using symbols and visions from personal and universal human experience, he captures an essence of introspective awareness and sets a stage for true-life adventure.
An icon in the snowboard universe, Parillo is respected as one of the leading artistic visionaries of the action sports industry. Mike has contributed substantial inspiration and essential work to major companies like Volcom and Lib Technologies for two decades.
He's currently living on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii, following his intuition reinventing himself again, and pursuing a life long ambition of becoming a competent surfer.