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.
Paintings by Emilio Perez (Courtesy of Galerie Lelong)
Work on Paper by Emilio Perez (Courtesy of Pace Prints)