Wed, May 15, 2019 03:00PM EDT - Sat, May 25, 2019 03:00PM EDT
Untitled Vessel 15-425 2017 Stoneware, 7 x 12 x 19 1/2 inches
Gustavo Pérez (Born 1950) divides his year between Mexico and France. His art suggests a wide range of influences, from Modernist sculpture to the ancestral traditions of Asia and Meso-America. Whatever the influences, they are fully absorbed and made his own. Perez works in many variations of vessels and many different bodies of work. This piece, which comes from a with its sprawling vessel format, is not all we see. There are traces of an adobe building, Italian mid-50’s modern design, a sculpted hill, and the art of Jean Arp. In an interview with Mayer Schacter he states, “Pre-Hispanic art is part of my background, of course. How it becomes a part of my work, how it influences it, I don’t know and I really don’t care to know. It is in my subconscious as so many other images and works of art from the world. Things that I love. They have been growing in my mind for years. Maybe I had one idea when I was five years old and it took fifty years to come out as a form, as a drawing. I think I have a huge cocktail of “influences,” including architecture, dance, literature, music — all of these must have influenced my work.” Perez is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
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