The Art of Fabian Perez

Fabian’s powerful and virtuosic oil paintings have won him international acclaim. His reputation and the sheer impact of his compositions have established him as the most exciting figurative artist on the contemporary scene and his massive worldwide success shows no signs of abating.

Saba at Las Brujas at the Bar by Fabian Perez

Saba at Las Brujas at the Bar by Fabian Perez

Fabian Perez witnessed his father’s unorthodox and often difficult life, portraying him in his original paintings as “the cool guy” outside nightclubs and bordellos. Antonio owned a number of brothels and illegal nightclubs in Campana, and was frequently chased and closed down by the police. Nevertheless the young Fabian Perez was constantly exposed to beautiful women who could seduce a man “simply by lighting a cigarette”. Today we see these “ladies of the night” exquisitely portrayed in many of Fabian Perez originals and limited editions – memories of his youth and the nightlife he observed.

Teressa by Fabian Perez

Teressa by Fabian Perez

Alongside the beautiful and seductive Saba, the dark and enigmatic man, we meet a glamorous blonde figure who looks very much at home in an opulent boudoir setting. The mood of the collection moves from sultry to light-hearted, and each composition offers the viewer a distinct sensory experience. Every image gives us an insight into the passions and hidden depths of the subjects Fabian paints, offering a glimpse of complex emotions. By implying imminent movement, or showing a carefully relaxed pose, he asks that the viewer makes his or her own decision about the before and the after; creating their own narrative to complement the artist’s own snapshot of time.

Paola on the bed by Fabian Perez

Paola on the bed by Fabian Perez

Because of this there is no definite conclusion; we can look at every painting for hours, days, years, as it become an intensely personal extension of our own imagination. It could be argued that Fabian’s own life experiences dominate his paintings and that each one offers an insight into the mind of the man himself. His highly recognisable style derives much of its mood and emotion from his life’s journey so far. A personal history like his – being brought up in the late night clubs and bars of Buenos Aires in the company of drifters, grifters and ladies of the night – could not fail to have an impact on an artist’s oeuvre, and his own experiences seem to speak out from every brushstroke. Fabian has experimented extensively with watercolour and tempura over the years, but prefers oils and acrylics as his mediums today, valuing their ability to deliver greater depth and intensity. Atmosphere, emotion, vitality, vivid contrasts.

Saba on the stairs with White Wall by Fabian Perez

Saba on the stairs with White Wall by Fabian Perez

For more information about Fabian Perez and his work please visit

Fabian Perez at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively please ring 01952 820397 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, 67 High Street, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AU

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