This is my piece for the Gizmos and Gadgets show opening this Friday, January 18th, at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The theme of this show was for artists to do a piece based off of different gizmos and gadgets found in pop culture. I kinda went with the obvious and based mine on one of the most gadget oriented characters of all time, Inspector Gadget...
Title: Inspector Series 83
12"x18" 1-color screenprint with Glow in the Dark layer
on Frenchpaper Pop-Tone Blu Raspberry 100C
Edition Size: 115
I thought I'd try out a glow in the dark layer on this one featuring the inspector's endoskeleton. I'm not 100% sure if he was a robot or a cyborg of some type, but with all that crap popping out of his head I assumed he must be. I loved this cartoon growing up and one of the coolest things they did was they never showed the face of the main villain Dr. Claw. That was until for some reason in the earlier 90's they released an action figure of him, the packaging had a sticker covering his face and could only be seen if you took him out of the package...
And this is what Dr. Claw looks like, kinda disappointing...
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.