Born in 1972, New York. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Emilio Perez combines the inherent aspects of painting with drawing in his unique stylistic process. His work is a combination of the spontaneity and expressiveness of painting and the immediacy and graphic quality of drawing. The artist generates his kinetic imagery by pushing paint in across a canvas, building layer over layer, and then going back into the painting to "draw" with a blade. Melding foreground and background, Perez's hand-cut marks ebb and flow between layers like the fluidity of ocean currents.


Perez's works can be found in the permanent collections of the Miami Art Museum; Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and Arkansas Art Center and in corporate collections internationally. Perez had solo exhibitions with Galerie Lelong in both New York and Paris, Pace Prints  and has been featured in group exhibitions in Dusseldorf, Milan, Tel Aviv, Philadelphia, Houston and St. Louis, among others.

 

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Emilio Perez

Paintings by Emilio Perez (Courtesy of Galerie Lelong​)

One Fine Day, 2013
One Fine Day, 2013

Acrylic and latex on wood panel - 36 x 36 inches

Never Did I Stop, 2013
Never Did I Stop, 2013

Acrylic and latex on wood panel - 48 x 40 inches

Gentle On My Mind, 2010
Gentle On My Mind, 2010

Acrylic and latex on wood panel - 20 x 16 inches

Sometimes Things, 2009
Sometimes Things, 2009

Acrylic and latex on wood panel - 54 x 60 inches

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Nobody But You, 2012
Nobody But You, 2012

Screenprint with ink wash background and hand-stenciling - 28 x 33 1/2 inches

Meet Me At the Mountain, 2012
Meet Me At the Mountain, 2012

Screenprint with ink wash background and hand-stenciling - 33 x 43 inches

Last Stand, 2012
Last Stand, 2012

Screenprint with ink wash background and hand-stenciling - 33 x 43 inches

Magic Brother, 2012
Magic Brother, 2012

Screenprint with ink wash background and hand-stenciling - 33 1/2 x 28 inches

Work on Paper by Emilio Perez (Courtesy of Pace Prints​)