Provincetown Exhibition: June 30- July 13, 2017
Galería Cubana is pleased to present the work of Karlos Pérez in his new exhibition Blackout Memories.Inspired by photographs of times past, his
oil paintings form vignettes that tell intimate stories of unknown strangers.
With a background in photography, video, and installation, 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.
Last year the Boston Globe hailed Perez's work to possess a "hypnotic effect."
At age 27, Pérez's paintings are in museums all over the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Bronx Museum in New York, NY, as well as in notable private collections throughout the U.S., Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, and Switzerland.
His paintings were the backdrop in Al Pachino and Anthony Hopkin's 2016 film Misconduct.