Figurative Artist Fabian Perez, one of the London 2012 Olympic Artists offers a wonderful collection of artworks. One of his favourite models is Saba, which proves time and time again to be one of his best selling.
He was born in Buenos Aires in 1967 and brought up in the small but dynamic Argentinian city of Campana 50 miles outside the capital. From the age of nine he felt at home holding a paintbrush, producing surprisingly mature portraits of family and friends. His extraordinary parents played a huge part in his creative development; his mother was artistic and imaginative, while his father was a fascinating figure – well known locally both to the people and the police as a somewhat clandestine character with a hand in various business dealings that operated after dark in the nightclubs and on the streets of the city.
His father’s activities meant that the young Fabian was exposed to an interesting cast of characters, from handsome men who lived their lives on the edge to women who, as he himself puts it, “could seduce a man simply by lighting a cigarette”. Add to this a world of sultry and glamourous tango dancers, flamenco guitarists and gypsy musicians, and Perez’s stunning paintings fall into context as atmospheric representations of forbidden sensuality and unnamed desires.
At the age of 16 he lost his mother, and at 19 his father followed, leading Fabian bereft. His search for an anchor in his life led him to the pursuit of self knowledge through martial arts, and through this search he met the second great influential figure of his life who was to become his Karate master. His exceptional skill at Karate introduced discipline into a life which had been ruled by passion and instinct, and encouraged Fabian to takecharge of his own future. He decided to leave Argentina and travelled around Brazil, Italy and Japan before settling in Los Angeles in Spring 2001.
To view all his art work by Fabian Perez