David Parrish, ‘Goldwing’, 2016, Louis K. Meisel Gallery

About David Parrish

David Parrish first gained recognition for his photorealist oil paintings of motorcycles. His subject matter has continued to focus on the bright colors and shimmering surfaces of Americana and expanded to include images of amusement parks. Whether rendering fairground rides or porcelain models of pop icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and James Dean, Parrish’s works take on dynamic angles and close-up perspectives that suggest noise, vertiginous movement, and a kitschy Pop aesthetic.

American, b. 1939, Birmingham, Alabama