Daniel Palillo (b. 1981) is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. He operates in the moment, working fluidly across the art and design disciplines.
If there is a theme that runs through Palillo’s work, it is a constant freedom of expression, whether in choice of material, issue, or aesthetic. The blending of craft traditions, fine art, and global culture concerns is the norm. With no preconceptions on what exactly each art project might end up like, Palillo relies on the subconscious voices that give him a sense of direction. Palillo talks about matters of life and its experience. He expresses his deeper messages through vibrant combinations and cascades of primary colours combined with abstract and figurative imagery. Palillo’s dreamy style and futuristic perspective of life often blur the lines between fiction and reality.
Palillo’s career as a creator has always made it difficult to draw a demarcation between different media, such as fashion and the visual arts. He gained global recognition as an avant-garde fashion designer through his eponymous fashion line between 2006-2015. His eccentric designs have gained a cult-like following, especially in Asia. The Daniel Palillo clothing line was sold in more than 35 countries around the world.