Amen de Mariposas – exhibition by German Pérez
Santo Domingo.- The Centro CulturalMirador Sur is holding an exhibition called "Amén de mariposas" featuring works by NewYork-based Dominican artist German Pérez.
“Amén de mariposas” consists of 20 worksin which the artist tackles the problem of violence against women, a recurringtheme in his successful artistic career. It is in homage to the MirabalSisters, symbols of resistance and courage in the Dominican Republic.
German Pérez has represented his countryas the leader of arts delegations to European biennials in France, Norway,Spain and Hungary. His work has also been acquire by theMuseums of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, Budapest, Oslo, Ibiza, and Gulf andWestern in New York; as well as telecommunications company AT&T / USA.
Pérez is considered one of the leadinginnovators in the Dominican Republic’s arts scene since 1980. An architecture graduate, he hasexperimented with a wide range of visual media for artistic expression,including photography, drawing, sculpture and graphic works. All thesetechniques have been employed during different phases in his artistic career.
He moved to New York in 1983 and becameinvolved in the Pop Art movement, exhibiting his works in Soho together withartists like Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat.
One year later he held an exhibition inthe lobby of Trade Center, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage.
Germán Pérez has held 28 solo exhibitionsaround the world, in locations like New York, Los Angeles, Brazil, Panama,Miami, Washington DC and Belgium.
His works are part of severalinternational collections, including those of ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov,Punta Cana founder the late Theodore Kheel, famous Parisian chef Alain Ducasse,Nely Galan of Galan Entertainment (Los Angeles), and Anthony Ball, president ofFox Sports (Australia).
Some critics have said that Pérez’spaintings form part of the Dominican Republic’s cultural legacy, reflecting hiscountry’s search for its identity. Pérez links the island’s past with its future by studying the roots of its cultural heritage with a special focus on Africaninfluences and indigenous Taino roots. These elements have had a permanentinfluence on his artistic work and vision.
Centro Cultural Mirador Sur is at 209, José Contreras Avenue in Ensanche La Paz, Santo Domingo. The exhibition will be open until September 10, from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.