Parker Detchon: “Painting Like The Wind Out Here!”

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August 11, 2015

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Issue 001 – Parker Detchon

Building literally from the ground up, Parker’s paintings are made with completely recycled materials he’s either salvaged or has been given through donations. Outside of being just downright cool looking, we are enraptured with watching the spiritual progression in his pieces and the direct channeling of sacred geometry. Our spirits rise immediately when we look at Parker’s cosmic work. Additionally, seeing these pieces translate into mural proportions on a beach in Hawaii is nothing short of breath-taking.  

[metaslider id=4377]The Interview:

How did you get started?

Originally, a lot of ballpoint ink sketching and alias graffiti typography stuff. I began taking painting more seriously when I hit the real world. I wanted to show people these pieces I was making out of their trash, guerrilla mounting solo street shows on those ‘post no bills’ construction boards around LA sort of a ‘shove it in their materialist faces’ mentality.

What are you doing now?  Please give an example of current work or projects.

I’m focused on existentialism and spiritual development, so all my current work is cosmic archetypal portraiture, full of sacred geometry.

I’m also shooting more video of myself explaining pieces, so that people online can get a better feel for the work and who I am as an artist/real life human. My friends and I are also starting up a co-op gallery studio space, called Treehouse Gallery in a jungle town called Ha’iku.

What inspires you?

I love when a talented painter expands into the ‘side of a building’ scale with their work.

I want to be up there on one of those scissor lifts, knocking out huge pieces so badly. Jealousy inspires I guess.

'Awaken' with Cow, Street Art
‘Awaken’ with Cow, Street Art, by Parker Detchon

What does art mean to you? In other words, define art for us.

Art is a reflection of one’s soul. Each series marks their evolutionary path towards perfection.

Tell us about your most favorite piece of work that you have done.  Why is it meaningful to you?

My favorite piece is a painting titled “Guide to the Cosmos.” It is symbolic of my spiritual progression, and acts as a connection between my ongoing portraiture work and my newer obsession (sacred geometry coming together to create this spiritual light being).

The Outlyers:

Tell us a deep dark secret.

Short term lovers are simpler, more fun, and less work than long term relationships.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you travel? And why?

I want to travel up into the Himalayan mountain range and meditate in a monastery next summer.

It’s happy hour, what are you ordering?

Vegan Thai burrito.


Parker Detchon is currently based in Hawaii but who knows where he’ll venture to next!


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