Karlos Pérez

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About the Artists:

With a background in photography, video, and installation, Karlos Perez’s paintings have blurred the order of the traditional discourse of art. His works are not “portraits” in the traditional sense, but rather the power of the images comes from their existential character. Pérez's paintings blur the boundaries between mediums. Fragments of images have been meticulously analyzed by the artist and processed through the filters of his personal experiences.

Family photographs become surreal--somehow absent of any spatial and temporal location. The artist scratches at the canvas, blots on paint, obstructs and interferes with the visual, reshaping the events that had previously been captured on film. The results are enigmatic paintings that seem to have traveled through time to captivate us in the present.
 
 

Biography:

Born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1990, Cuban artist Karlos Pérez Nápoles is a markedly accomplished aritst at 26 years of age. Now based in Havana, Pérez is a graduate of the prestigious Institute of Superior Art. His paintings are in museums all over the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum in New York, NY, as well as in notable private collections throughout the U.S., as well as Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, and Switzerland.

In addition, his paintings are the backdrop in Al Pachino and Anthony Hopkin's 2016 film Misconduct.

Résumé:

Education:
2014         Graduate, Institute of Superior de Art (ISA)
2008         Camagüey Professional Arts Academy, Camagüey, Cuba

Solo Exhibitions:
2018         Lost: Galería Cubana, Provincetown, MA, U.S.
2017         La Seduzione Della Memoria, Palazo Della Cancelleria. Vatican,Roma, Italy
2017         Blackout Memories, Galería Cubana, Boston & Provincetown, MA, U.S.
2017           Patria o Muerte,  Isabelle Lesmeister  Gallery, Germany.
2017         Before Memories. Origenes Gallery. La Habana. Cuba
2016         Memories,  Izolo 17 Gallery. Verona, Italy
2016         After Memories, Lloyds Register, Havana, Cuba
2016         Film MISCONDUCT, Hollywood, United States
2016         Amnesia, Galería Cubana, Boston & Provincetown, MA, U.S.
         Latin Art Core Gallery, Miami, United States.
2016         Blind Memories, Servando Galery, Havana, Cuba
2016         Amnesia, Galería Cubana, Boston & Provincetown, MA, U.S.
2015          Memorias Impersonales (Impersonal Memories), La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2015         Acasia Gallery.12th Havana’s Biebanaial, Habana, Cuba

2014        Archivo de Familia (Family Files), Servando Galery, Havana, Cuba      
2014        Zona MACO México contemporáneo (MACO Zone Contemporary Mexico) Intl Fair, México
2013        Puertas abiertas (Open Doors), Servando Galery, Havana, Cuba
2012        Open Space. Collateral Show, 11th Havana´s Biennial, Prado 101, Cuba
2010         Fuera de Servicio (Out of Service), Video Intervention at the Mall Carlos III Square,  
         Havana, Cuba             
2008         Standby..., Jorge Santos Gallery, Camagüey, Cuba
         Mute, Jorge Santos Galery, Professional Art´s Academy Vicentina de la Torre, Camagüey, Cuba     
2007         At the Limit, Jorge Santos Gallery, Camagüey, Cuba
2006        Each Being is an Essential Experience of Herself/Himself, Jorge Santos Gallery,
        Camagüey, Cuba

Group Exhibitions:

2018         Blink Group Gallery, LA Art Show , USA
2018         Blink Group Gallery, LAs Vegas Art show , USA
2018        Isabelle Lesmeister Gallery, Art wynwood , USA
2018        Isabelle Lesmeister Gallery, Art Toronto, Canada .
2018        Latin Art Core Gallery, Art PINTA, USA
2018        Latin Art Core Gallery, Art Palm Beach Fair, Plam beach, USA
2018        Latin Art Core Gallery, Art Boca Fair, Boca Raton, USA
2017        Izolo 17 Gallery. Art Verona, Verona, Italy
2017         Patrio o Muerte (bipersonal con Kevin Lopez). Isababelle Lesmeister Gallery. Art Karlsruhe,                Germany.
2017         Pipol. Artist 718 Gallery. La Habana. Cuba
2017         Latin Art Core Gallery, Art Boca Fair, Boca Raton, USA
2017          Bamequinox Auction. Guatemala
2017          Bettinni &Co Gallery. Art Vincenza, Italy
2017           Isabelle Lesmeister  Gallery, Art Karlsruhe, Germany
2017           Isabelle Lesmeister  Gallery, Art Bologna, Italy
2016          Latin Art Core Gallery, Art Palm Beach Fair, Plam beach, USA
2016          Latin Art Core Gallery, Art Concept, Plam beach, USA
2016           Isabelle Lesmeister  Gallery, Art Basel Miami , USA
2016          Bettinni  Gallery. Art Padova, Italy
2016           Isabelle Lesmeister  Gallery, Art Toronto, Canada
2016          Isolo 17 Gallery. Art Verona, Verona, Italy
2016           Latin Art Core Gallery, ARCO Art Fair. Madrid, Spain
2016          Latin Art Core Gallery, Art Boca Fair, Boca Raton,Miami
2015          HB.12th Havana’s Biebanaial, Habana, Cuba
2015           F5 Gallery Art Fair Brussels. Belgium.
2014         Beyond Photos, Donna May Foundation. Canada
2013        Cuba Connection: Contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American Art, Octavia Art     
        Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2012        See Clear, 11th Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba
        Look in, Higher Institute of Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2012         Contemporary Cuban Art. FIU, Florida University Museum, USA
2012        Itinerant Show of Cuban Contemporary Art. Michigan University Museum, USA.
2011        Bankrupt, Intervention at the Royal Bank of Canada, Havana, Cuba
2010        Street Plan, 4th Pragmatic on 11th and 74th, Havana, Cuba
         The Madrigazo, Hermanos Saiz Association, Havana, Cuba     
2010       Troubled Waters, Higher Institute of Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2010       New Media Expo, Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba
2008        International Video Art Festival:  Centro Provincial, Camagüey, Cuba
         Provincial Salon of Plastic Arts: Fidelio Ponce de León:  Centro Provincial of Plastic                        Arts, Camagüey, Cuba
         The Accomplice Image: AHS Gallery, Casa del Joven Creador, Camagüey, Cuba
2007         Camagüey´s City Hall. Alejo Carpentier´s Universal Arts Gallery, Camagüey, Cuba.  

Awards:   Second Prize at the Salón Fundación, Camagüey, Cuba
         Mention at the V Student Salon, Jorge Santos Gallery, Camagüey, Cuba
         Prize at the AHS, Mention at the Central Salon, Alejo Carpentier Gallery, Camagüey

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Associated Exhibitions

Lost
Karlos Pérez
June 29 - July 11, 2018
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Blackout Memories
Karlos Pérez
June 30 - July 13, 2017
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Amnesia
Karlos Pérez
July 1 - July 13, 2016
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