Ron Piller, ‘Cats and Dogs #55’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse

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

Group Shows on Artsy

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2016, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles
Layers and Discovery, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles
Affordable Art Fair Singapore Fall 2105, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles
ONE THIRD WHITE, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles