Plus One Gallery is proud to present “City Light”, a solo show by artist Luis Perez, running from 2nd till 24th October, 2015.
Spanish artist Luis Perez has seen travelling as an essential tool to his work. This travelling allows him to explore and capture the changes of well known cities. Within his works he explores the representation of cities, capturing light on reflective surfaces such as wet pavements, shop windows and especially on cars.
Speaking about his work he says “an important aspect of my work is that I love cars, not only as beautiful and powerful machines but for the reflections their bodies can offer me”.
This exhibition, of both his latest and classic paintings, is an in depth exploration of light. Perez pushes his limits, seeking the hardest and most diverse light conditions and vibrant street scenes, creating a comprehensive study of light including nightscapes, sunsets, sunrises, snow, and rain. For the viewer this means finding still and tranquil moments in busy modern cities.
By freezing images that capture “that special and magical moment” in cities such as London, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Paris and Los Angeles, Perez expands the boundaries of the traditional landscape. His metropolitan paintings describe nature’s interaction with the contours of the man-made. They depict a created environment, built around us and created through human engineering. He portrays realities where reality is merely a source of inspiration and he filters it through his own reflected thoughts and feelings.
This show comes after ten years of working together with Plus One Gallery director Maggie Bollaert. It is his first solo show in London, a city he used to call home. A truly special moment.