For the Frieze, NY 2017 show Peter Blum Gallery would like to present a focused installation of new Architectural Paintings by Enoc Perez.
Enoc Perez incorporates imagery of modern architecture onto the surface of his rich and complex paintings through the use of stenciling, layering, and numerous transfer techniques. Currently enmeshed in the work of famed 20th century architect Morris Lapidus, Enoc Perez’s new body of paintings rigorously recreates “The Crystal House”, one of the architect’s iconic landmarks built in Miami in 1960-61 as a luxury thirteen story apartment complex.
In this series of six large paintings (60 x 80 inches) the artist incorporates the grid layout of the building as a way to enter into a dialogue about abstraction in painting. Each of the panels works with a different color palette, evoking both environmental and emotional responses to the structure.
Enoc Perez was born in 1967 in Puerto Rico and lives and works in New York. Recent solo shows include: The Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut (2015); Peter Blum Gallery, NY (2015); Koenig and Clinton, NY; Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France (2015); Thomas Ammann Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland (2014) and Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY (2013). His work is included in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA among others.