OK, this might be one of my favorite shows ever to participate in. "Suspense & Gallows Humor" a tribute to the all-time greatest... yes, Alfred Hitchcock, my all-time favorite director! The show opens this Friday, the 13th(too cool!) at Gallery 1988: Venice and will feature 75 artists creating art inspired by the Master of Suspense. For my piece I had trouble really picking one of his films to focus on so this is what I came up with this. Oh, and if you're wondering what the train is from... could be "Strangers on a Train" or "Lady Vanishes" or "39 Steps"... its a mystery!
"The Master of Suspense"
Size: 18" x 24"
Medium: 3 color screenprint on frenchpaper speckletone cream
Dave Perillo was born in 1974, the same year Wham-O introduced the Slip N’ Slide…coincidence? In 1st grade, Dave revealed in his autobiography “Me Book”, that when he grew up he would like to be Ziggy. This ambition was deflated by 2nd grade when he realized that A) Ziggy is not real, B) Ziggy is completely bald, and C) Ziggy wears no pants. While the thought of going throughout life sans pants was somewhat appealing he decided to pursue his second choice, a career in art.
Dave draws inspiration for his work from many of the following sources: 1950’s Sci-Fi Movies, Charles Schultz, Jim Flora, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Henson, Hanna Barbera, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock & Character Advertising Icons.
Dave currently resides in the burbs of Philly, works as an illustrator, believes that bowling is the sport of kings and a bag of Swedish Fish is a seafood dinner.