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 to focus on fine art, and recently re-settled in Los Angeles. Parillo is known for distinctive graphic motifs that occur throughout his bodies of work. These motifs form an ongoing symbolic narrative about the concepts of failure and of success. His paintings are executed with frenetic brush strokes using his preferred palette of Day-Glo and metallic oil and/or acrylic paints.