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Gustavo Pérez

Ciudad de México (México) 1950  

Vive y trabaja en México. 

Gustavo Pérez is one of the most important artists in Latin America who works with ceramics. For almost fifty years, clay and the potter's wheel have offered Gustavo Pérez infinite creative possibilities. He discovered the potential of clay during a visit to the ceramics department of the School of Design and Crafts of Mexico in 1971. Abandoning engineering, mathematics and philosophy, he decided on ceramics. During his apprenticeship, sandstone was his favorite material.

 

Subsequently, residencies in Holland, Japan and France allowed him to learn about porcelain. From his first creations, his multiple influences are visible that will continue to feed his work over the years: architecture, nature, dance, music, geometry, astronomy, mineralogy, but also ancient and, in particular, pre-Columbian cultures. . Drawing, which he practices daily, modifies his approach to the subject. In 2018, he participated with Joaquín Torres García and kinetic artists such as Jesus Soto, in the review exhibition Geometries Sud, organized by the Fondation Cartier, in Paris.

His work is part of important public and private collections, including: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA; The Museum of Modern Art, Mexico; The Museum of Ceramic Art, Shiga, Japan; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec, Canada; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France; Ernesto Poma Collection; Mario Cáder-Frech Collection; Carrillo Gil Museum, CDMX, Mexico; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; among other.

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Exhibitions

Vicente Rojo & Gustavo Pérez

19.01.2023 - 21.02.2023

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