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  • NEO-EMOTIONALISMATenYearRetrospective

    FABIANPEREZ

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  • Fabian PerezNEO-EMOTIONALISM

    ATenYearRetrospective

    Publishedin2013by

    FabianPerezArtPublishingLLC

    dbaRobertBaneFineArt

    269SouthBeverlyDrive,Studio438

    BeverlyHills,California90212

    Artworkcopyright2013FabianPerez

    Bookcopyright2013FabianPerezArtPublishingLLC

    Allrightsreservedbytheartist.

    DesignbyRobertBane,LorenzoSperlongaandFabianPerez

    Nopartofthisbookmaybereproducedinanymanner

    whatsoeverwithoutpermissioninwritingfrom

    FabianPerzArtPublishingLLC,RobertStevenBaneandFabianPerez

    FORORIGINALARTWORKANDLIMITEDEDITIONGICLEES

    visit

    WWW.FABIANPEREZ.COM

    Contactinformation

    RobertStevenBane:arthurbane@mac.com

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    PrintedinChina

    ISBN#978-0-615-86200-2

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  • Tiago

    Quisieradedicarteestelibroparaagradecertelafelicidadquemeprovocastedesdequesupedetullegada.

    Mientrassemeescurretuniez,miamorporvoscrecedemaneraINEXPRESABLE!

    ComoprimervaroncitodenuestrafamiliaPerez,quizas,vosmasquenadie,podrascomprendermeundia,

    cuandohablemosdehombreahombre;ocuandonazcatuprimerhijito.

    Sosundesafiohermoso,porque-nomedoytregua-quieroserlaestrellaqueteorienteenlasbusquedasdetus

    maspreciadostesoros.

    Iwouldliketodedicatethisbooktoyoutothankyouforthehappinessthatyoumademefeelfromthemoment

    Ifoundoutyouwerecoming.

    Meanwhileasyourchildhoodslipsaway,myloveforyougrowsinanINEXPRESSIBLEmanner!

    BeingthefirstbabyboyinourPerezsfamily,perhapsyoumorethananyone,willbeabletounderstandme

    someday,whenwellbetalkingman-to-man,orwhenyourfirstchildisborn.

    Youareabeautifulchallengetome,because-Iwillgivemyselfnorespite-Iwanttobethestarthatwillguide

    youinthesearchingofyourmostprecioustreasures.

    Daddy

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  • NEO-EMOTIONALISM

    ( Reflections of my Heart )

    By Fabian Perez

    Neo-emotionalismisthenameIdecidedtodescribethestyleofartIuseformycreations.

    IchoosefiguresbecauseIconsiderthemthemostchallengingform,andalsotohelpthecriticismoftheviewer

    inalldifferentlevelsofknowledge.

    Itisriskycreatingfigurativeartbecauseitisdefinedintheevidenceoftheskill,whereoneerrorcanmakea

    masterpiecefail,ifitisnotinharmonywiththeentiretyofthewhole.

    Beauty,ineverysenseoftheword,ismyinspirationandbyconsequence,thecommondenominatorbetweenthe

    subjectortheobjectIcreate.

    Theimportanceofcreatingwithdeepemotionisabovethetechniquewhichisbeingconsideredandutilized.

    Itiscriticalformetobecomeonewiththesubject.

    EngagingapieceofArtinthiscategoryorinthiscategoryonly,willbeasdifficultasengagingitinanyother

    classification.

    Myintentionisnottodependonarigididea,butrathertoexplorewithinthefabricofflexiblefeelings.

    Neo-emotionalismwillberecognizedbytheArtistswho,aftercreatingtheirworkwillsimplyfeelliberatedand

    alsobytheviewerwhentheyfeelthecreationintheirheart.

    Thisisenergy.ItisthedivineforceoftheUniverse.

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  • Introduction

    InthiscommentaryIwouldliketoplaceemphasisontheacademicaspectsofthisextraordinaryartist.

    Art is meant to touch our emotions by challenging our senses, forcing us from our daily routines and

    preconceptions.Forcingustolookinvariablyatourselvesandtheworldaroundus.

    Inthisexquisitebodyofworkcarefullyillustratedinthisvolume,theartistcapturestheimaginationofthe

    viewer.HehascoinedthetermNeo-Emotionalismwhichisthetitletothisbookandalsoadefinitivedescription

    ofthedepthofhisartisticexpression.

    HebridgesExpressionism,Emotionalism,andImpressionismtocreateastylewhichishisalone,onewhich

    hastouchedtheheartsofcountlessadmirersaroundtheworld.

    Theseductivenessofhispaintingsallowsustoexploreoursocial,moralandaestheticvalues.Oursensuality

    andourownlifeexperiences

    Someworksmaynotalwaysbepopular,butisitfairtosaytheartofFabianPerezallowsustoexperiencethe

    world differently because it takes us to an exciting and emotional platform that touches upon our inner

    feelingsonaconsciousandunconsciouslevel.

    Throughoutthepagesofthisprominentbooktheartistillustratesabrilliantuseofcolorandlight,creating

    imageswhichilluminatewithpassion,romance,sadnessandglamour,revealingthedepthofhisartisticachieve-

    mentsandendlesspossibilities.

    Heconsidershimselfacitizenoftheworld,althoughhispassionisdeeplyrootedintheLatintradition.

    Asoneturnsthepagesofthisbook,theaccomplishmentsbecomeevenmoreevident.Itshowcasesthelanguage

    ofart,andexpressesitinapoeticmanner.

    Whenlookingatanyspecificimage,theviewersmayquicklydecideweathertheylikeitornot.Thereisnode-

    finitiveanswertothisquestion.Butonemustthinkaboutwhattheauthorisinfactexpressing.Perhapsastory,

    whichhasmultiplemeanings.

    Hisartisoftentheresultofamomentofinspiration,tofullyunderstandtheartistsintentionsarethemost

    challengingaspectforthespectator.Thelanguageofartislikethelanguageofwords,orthesoundofmusic,or

    thepoetryofwritings.Theartistscomposition,hisuseofcolorandhisuniquevisioncometogetherandcreate

    anemotionalimpact,whichistheartistssignature.

    ForFabianPerezsometimeswhatisleftoutofthepaintingsaysmoreaboutthesubjectthenwhatisleftin,sug-

    gestingthatwhatweseeisnotalwayswhatitseems.

    Intheseoutstandingpaintingstheartistsuggeststherelationshipbetweenthesubjectsandtheviewer.Toimply

    certainemotionstheartistusesemptyspaces,orwhatonemaycallnegativespacesbetweenthesubjectsand

    objectsinthecompositioncreatingathreedimensionalimpression.

    InFabiansworktheartiswaydeeperthentheaestheticpleasure,ithasamessage,amomentcaptured.Telling

    astorywhichcanbeinterpretedonlybythespectatorwhocomposestheirownnarrative.

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  • Theartistworkprovokesasenseofrhythm,likemusicanddance,usingspecificelementstocapturetheattention

    oftheviewer.Thespacesbetweenthesubjectsareasimportantasthesubjectsthemselves.Andplayavitalrole

    intheentiretyofthecomposition.Heinterplayswithlightanddark,shadesandcolors,signalingthoughtswith

    intenseemotionalimpact.

    FabianPerezhasachievedinternationalrecognitionforhisuniqueabilitytousehisintuitionandconveytothe

    spectatorhisartisticvision,infacthispoetry.

    ItwiththesethoughtsinmindthatIinviteyoutoengageinthepagesofthisbookwhichisacompilationoften

    yearsofworkandalifetimeofexperiences.FabianPereziscertainlyoneofthemostexcitingartiststoemerge

    ontotheinternationalartsceneinthepastcentury.

    RobertStevenBaneCEO/Publisher

    RobertBaneFineArt

    FabianPerezArtpublishing

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  • Forward

    FabianPerezisa21stcenturyartistwhoreflectsrareinsightsintothemysteriousworldofromance,intrigue

    andhumansensuality.Hisconnectiontothepastisabridgetohispaintingsoftoday.LikeToulouse-Lautrec

    whowasanimportantchronicleroftheCafSocietyofthelate19thcentury,FabianPerezcarriesforwardthe

    grandtraditionofthepromiseofthesensualaspectsofalifethathasbeenpursuedbyusall.

    Withtheeyeofapoetandtheinsightfulpalateofapainter,heportraysaworldoflove,sexualintrigue,dance,

    andrhythmsoftheBistrolifeinthe21stcentury.Throughhisromanticvision,Perezshareswithusanimitate

    viewoftheephemeralaspectsofalifeweallseek.Thisphenomenoniswhatthatmakeshisartsounquestion-

    ablyspecial.

    LikethemastersManet,Cheret,DegasandLautrecbeforehim,PerezsharestheseremarkableinsightsofCaf

    Society.ViewingPerezspaintings,onecanbetransportedbacktoLeMoulinRougeorLeChatNoirinParis,

    theTangodanceclubsofBuenosAires,orthesmokychicbarslikeJillysinNewYork.

    MichaelSchwartz

    CEOGalleryMichael,BeverlyHillsCalifornia

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  • Biography

    EduaHerrera,abeautifulBrazilianwoman,methisfather,ahandsomeandcharismaticladiesman,Antonio

    Perez,inthelate1950sinCampana(BuenosAires).TheymarriedandFabianistheyoungestofthethree

    sistersandonebrother.FabianwasraisedinCampana(Argentina).Asmallcityofnomorethan120,000

    people,50milesoutsideofBuenosAires.

    FabiansmotherwasthecreativeforceinFabianslifeandhisfatherwas

    theinspirationforhiswork.AntonioPerezslifewasintense,yetsomehow

    inslowmotion.Fabianwatchedhisfatherstruggle,oftenportrayinghimin

    hispaintings.Heisthecoolguyoutsidethenightclubsandbordellos.An-

    tonioownedbrothelsinCampanathatwereillegal.

    Hewasconstantlybeingchasedandcloseddownbythepolice.Fabianwas

    exposedtobeautifulwomenathisfathersnightclubs,LadiesoftheNight.

    Today we see these women portrayed in

    many of his paintings, memories of his

    youthandthenightlifeheobserved.Much

    ofhisworkisdark.Onesensesa

    forbiddensensualityor,perhaps,itismerely

    anunfulfilledlonging.

    Fabianexquisitelyportrayshissubjects.Heisabletocaptureaquietpose,how-

    ever,oneisawarethattheeyesandmindarealivewithexcitementandpassion.

    InspiredbywhatisknowninmartialartsastheMuga(emptymind),Fabian

    findshimselfinthisstateofmindwhenheisatworkandthepurityofhiscre-

    ativityflows.Thisisalmostameditativestate.Attheageof16,Fabianwas

    facedwiththelossofhismotherand3yearslaterthelossofhisfather.Thesad-

    nessanddespairheexperiencedlefthimconfusedandsearchingforanswers.

    Heartbrokenandalone,Fabianfoundgreatstrengthinthemartialarts.Attending

    karateclassesonaregularbasis,heimmersedhislifeinthediscipline.

    Strugglingtotakecareofhimself,hetaughtkarateandlivedinvariousmartialartsstudiosandfriendshomes.

    In1984Fabiancrossedpathswiththegreatestinspirationofhislife,SenseiOscar,wholaterbecameFabians

    teacher,master,closefriendandfatherfigure.In1987,notlongafterhisfathersdeath,FabianmovedfromAr-

    gentinatoSanPaolo,Braziltovisitfamily.HethenspenttimeinRiolivinganalmostnomadiclife.

    Hefoundrefugeonthewarmsensuousbeachesof