Ron Piller, ‘Billy Winkle’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Ron Piller, ‘Billy Winkle’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Ron Piller, ‘Billy Winkle’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Ron Piller, ‘Billy Winkle’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Ron Piller, ‘Billy Winkle’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Ron Piller, ‘Billy Winkle’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse

Los Angeles artist Ron Piller takes his inspirations from travelling extensively all his life. He has been fortunate to visit many beautiful and fascinating countries including India, Vietnam and most recently Cuba. Ron notes “every dilapidated building and car is an inspiration and feast for the eye.”

Colors and architectural formations permeate Ron Piller's artworks and create a sense of depth and curiosity. His artworks are created by layering newsprint, acrylic paint, and pencil marks on wood panels. Piller relishes the materiality of his medium, finishing the front of each work with a layer of resin to give it a reflective sheen. The sides of the artwork are finished separately, either with layers of paint or paper or both, sanded down to add a compelling look, incorporating a further dimension to the artworks.

This artwork is wired and ready to hang. The front of the artwork is covered with a smooth layer of clear, glass-like resin, which enhances the colors and adds depth. The sides of the artwork are finished off in a separate process by the artist, adding more layers and detailing. It does not require framing. The artwork is signed, titled and dated on the back. The artwork can be installed vertically or horizontally. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

Shipping of this artwork within the Continental US is an additional $250. We offer free delivery within Los Angeles County. Shipping of this artwork to anywhere worldwide outside the Continental US is an additional $750. Please contact Artspace Warehouse for more affordable individual or combined shipping quotes to destinations worldwide.

"Color and geometric order/disorder are my constant concern. Beginning each painting I seek to create a subtle but visually engaging ground which serves as a foil to the next layers of geometric shapes - all contained within or challenging the penciled grid. Balancing the shapes and colors of pieces fascinates me. Often I will place a strong color or shape anywhere, knowing that the challenge to engage it successfully is so satisfying. I finish the front of my work with resin, as it provides a window into the work. It is my desire to convey to the viewer my humble recognition of the Mystery that we live in and the spiritual which creates, infuses and envelops all."

His series of geometric abstractions consist of conversations between colors in a defined space yet at the same time the infinite. The geometric shape tries to contain the colors, but the colors demand, emerge, transform and dazzle.

Exhibitions
2016 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2015 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany
Affordable Art Fair Singapore
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
Love Art Fair Toronto, Canada
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Reitz, Cologne, Germany
2014 Red Dot Art Fair Miami, FL
AAF Hamburg, Germany
AAF Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art Toronto Fine Art Fair, Canada
Houston Fine Art Fair, TX
AAF Maastricht (Artspace Warehouse/Kunstwarenhaus), Netherlands
Love Art Fair Toronto (Artspace Warehouse), Canada
Affordable Art Fair New York (Artspace Warehouse), NY
2013 Affordable Art Fair Seattle (Artspace Warehouse), WA
Affordable Art Fair New York (Artspace Warehouse), NY
Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
‘Abstract Urban Harmony’, Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, CA
2012 ‘South Bay Focus‘, Torrance Art Museum, CA
2011 ‘FlagStopArt’, Torrance, CA
‘South Bay Focus‘, Torrance Art Museum, CA
‘Open Call’, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA
2010 ‘South Bay Focus‘, Torrance Art Museum, CA

Signature: This artwork is signed, dated and titled by the artist on the back.

About Ron Piller

Inspired by his travels—to places like India, Vietnam, and Cuba—and the endless permutations of color and geometric forms, Ron Piller produces abstract acrylic-on-panel paintings, filled with what he calls “stripes, squares, and color spokes.” As he describes: “In my paintings, two important considerations, color and geometric order/disorder are my constant concern. […] Balancing the shapes and colors of pieces fascinates me daily.” Though his works are abstract, they are painted over a ground of newsprint, mixed with glue and sanded down. Such a literal (and literary) base adds a subtle visual texture to his works and serves as a clever foil for his decidedly non-literal compositions. Piller relishes the materiality of his medium, finishing each work with a layer of resin to give it a reflective sheen that brings the outside world in to the painting as well.

American, based in Los Angeles, California