Mike Paré's current works are explorations of youthful transcendence and bliss through music, meditation, gurus, be–ins and skateboarding. His videos and drawings have been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by ATM Gallery in NYC.
From the vantage point of our current conservative climate, the 1960s and 70s are a watershed moment, one that marks the last time our culture believed unreservedly in immediate change as a real possibility. The vast crowds of protesters and festival–goers that stare back at us from Mike Paré's drawings are a striking representation of youth power as both presence and idea, depicted by the artist as a utopic landscape of kaleidoscopic individuals.mikepare.com