Erik Parker "Undertow" @ Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York

Employing his own wildly inventive architecture and signature neon palate, Erik Parker creates bold, graphic compositions that riff on the traditional genres of portraiture and still-life.  His visionary paintings draw their inspiration from diverse elements of American subculture—psychedelia, underground comic books, the Chicago Imagists, hip hop and heavy metal— as well as Picasso,  Francis Bacon and Roy Lichtenstein. Erik Parker "Undertow" will be on view until January 16, 2016 at Paul Kasmin Gallery. photographs by Scout MacEachron