Artist Enoc Perez Walks Us Through the Hotel Rooms of Rockstars
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Artist Enoc Perez Walks Us Through the Hotel Rooms of Rockstars

Artist Enoc Perez. Photo by Frederick Egan Castleberry. Courtesy of the artist and Ben Brown Fine Arts. There was once a time when the lifestyles of the rich and famous were a delicious mystery, and their exclusivity drew us in closer in an attempt to peek behind the curtain. The Puerto Rican artist Enoc Perez pulls up those blinds in his new exhibit, The Cinematic Self , which runs from October 2 through November 22 at the Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery in London. In The Cinematic Self , Perez gives a nod to the figures who have influenced him throughout his life by opening a gateway into their lives, and homes, with his paintings. The exhibition humanizes these larger-than-life figures, allowing the viewer to leisurely examine Andy Warhol’s medicine cabinet, or rifle through the books on Mick Jagger’s mantel, unimpeded by their presence. Perez’s subjects include rock stars like Elvis Presley , industry tycoons like Nelson Rockefeller, and fellow artists like ‎Charles Jeanneret-Gris (a.k.a. Le Corbusier). Where his previous works focused on exteriors, The Cinematic Self furthers his tradition of imagining beautiful spaces usually filled with people rendered completely empty. “I made these beautiful paintings of these modernist […]

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