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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
In 1985, Mario moved to Silverlake, Ca. It was here that Mario branched out from painted wood sculptures into a new art form that he innovated — “Harley-ism”. His unique chrome & metal sculptures are created from discarded motorcycle parts and flat rolls of sheet metal; some are raw chrome, others painted in bright, strong colors. Mario does not weld the pieces — they are bolted together to create a perfect balance of weight & form. The final sculptures are abstract versions of horses, musicians, dancers, female nudes & other persona.
In 2002, Mario Pikus moved to Rancho Mirage, Ca, where he continued to paint large, bold, massively colorful paintings — as well as even larger sculptures in his sculpture garden. Recently with the donations of not only discarded motorcycle parts but also airplane parts, Mario has created his new “hybrid” sculptures.
Mario Pikus’ art has evolved over the years from Classical to Cubism, Surrealism, Representational Expressionism, & Abstract Expressionism
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection