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A Conversation with Artist Mario Pérez

A Conversation with Artist Mario Pérez

 

 

Introduction to artist Mario Pérez .  1:55 min.

 

Mario Pérez was born in San Juan, Argentina in 1960. The second of seven children, and the son of a housepainter, he obtained a degree in visual arts at Universidad Nacional de San Juan. Although, he is a draughtsman and a painter, he is also interested in interdisciplinary artistic expressions.

In 2003, Pérez was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. He also had the honor of being part of the National Exhibition “200 Years-200 Masters of Argentinean Art,” commemorating the country’s bicentennial.

Pérez has won international distinctions such as the Cecilia Grierson Award at the Salón Nacional de Pintura in La Plata in 1992; the Marco A. Roca  Award  at  the  Salón  Pro-Arte,  Córdoba,  also  in  1992;  and  the  first prize in the 88º Salón Nacional de Pintura in Buenos Aires in 1999.

His  art  often  features  tiny  figures  in  immense  landscapes,  and  unique backgrounds. His work has been regularly featured in leading auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York, and private and public collections. His most recent exhibitions were at ArtSpace-Virginia Miller Galleries, and at Ascaso Gallery in Miami, Florida.

The videos below are organized by topic and run between 30 seconds and 3 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

DEVELOP A VOICE: 0:44 sec.

What was your first memory of art?

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:   2:50 min.

Do you remember when you became really passionate about art? And why?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  1:02 min.

Describe your first experience in a museum.

 

VALUES LEARNING DISCIPLINE:  1:27 min.

Where did you go to school, and what did you learn that still impacts you today?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  3:03 min.

Which artists do you admire the most? And which artists influence your current style?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  2:30 min.

Do you watch people looking at your work, and do you learn anything from that?

 

CRITICAL THINKING: 2:47 min.

What is the role of serendipity in your work?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:   0:54 sec.

Can you talk about the imagery in your work?