Enoc Perez — Paris mon amour
Paris mon amour
Past: May 18 → July 27, 2013Enoc Perez à la galerie Nathalie Obadia C’est dans le nouvel espace de la galerie Nathalie Obadia rue du Bourg-Tibourg que l’artiste portoricain Enoc Perez rend un hommage... Critique
Enoc Perez is back with an eagerly awaited exhibition; this will be the first time his sculptures are shown in Paris. With these sculptural works, Enoc Perez continues to explore the themes of modernist architecture, nostalgia and the culture of his native Puerto Rico, which has always been a source of inspiration in his pictorial work. The sculptures revisit the atmosphere of hotels in the Caribbean, a topic which is also present in the paintings from the years 2000.
The Galerie Nathalie Obadia presents recent paintings by Enoc Perez: more abstract architectures which use a very subtle and more austere palette of colours to define constructions which are still modern, but already shaping up to become the relics of an America and its history.
Enoc Perez was born in 1967 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he lived until the end of his teen years. In 1986, he moved to New York, where he has lived and worked ever since. Enoc Perez graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York in 1990, earning his MA at Hunter College in New York in 1992. Since the mid-1990s, he has shown in a number of institutions, with exhibitions including Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity in 2012 at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Chicago, as well as at the prestigious Corcoran Gallery museum in Washington, with his solo show, Utopia, in 2012.
It is the third show by the artist with Galerie Nathalie Obadia , who has represented him since 2007. His first exhibition was hold then, after his participation in Cher Peintre … Peintures Figuratives depuis l’ultime Picabia at the Centre Pompidou in 2002. An exhibition of works on paper was aslo held at the gallery in Brussels in 2011.