These Mike Parillo Paintings Find Beauty in Destruction

 - Dec 20, 2014
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These Mike Parillo paintings find beauty in destruction and transform tragedy into inspiration. Inspired by tragic explosion scenes, these art pieces feature abstracted graphics of cars that explode into a sea of blended colors.

The Los Angeles based artist creates work that is incredibly dreamlike, vibrant and sometimes subtly disturbing. When viewed at first glance, these paintings appear abstract and look like layered paint compositions but are revealed to be more complex when examined at a close range.

The paintings reveal cars and other intricate elements that appear behind a blend of technicolored hues. When combined, the colors appear textural and are multi-dimensional. Overall, this series boasts dreamlike portraits and is a positive take on tragic subject matter.