Skira Rizzoli has published the first retrospective look at the irreverent and boisterous artwork of painter Erik Parker. The book will accompany a major exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. With deep roots in alternative comics, illustration, and graffiti, internationally acclaimed artist Erik Parker’s work bridges underground culture and the pop-surrealism movement. Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance presents his intense compositions, originating from word clusters, viscera-like forms, and animated figurines. Parker’s work aggressively takes on the issues of the day through an antiauthoritarian approach to established ideologies. The above images are just a small selection of those inside the book. It’s mind-bending beauty at its best.

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