Gustavo Perez Studio Ceramic Vase
Gustavo Perez Studio Ceramic Vase
Gustavo Perez Studio Ceramic Vase
Artist signed "Taller GP" or "Pieza-Taller Gustavo Perez."
Gustavo Perez, b.1950, Mexico;
Active in Zoncuantla in the state of Veracruz, Mexico and France with partner Brigitte Pénicaud at Les Places.
Exhibits widely throughout Mexico, Europe, the United States, Canada, Cuba, Japan, Korea, and Europe.
An active member of the board of the International Academy of Ceramics
The esteemed Gallery of Erskine, Hall & Coe currently represent Perez in the Mayfair district of London along with such ceramic luminaries as Coper, Rie, Duckworth, and Casanovas.
This example on offer here embodies Perez's preoccupation with the cylinder vessel and his signature incisions into clay-what Garth Clark, author of the influential American Ceramics and highly influential dealer/collector refers to as Perez's "gentle cuts." As Perez himself describes, "This discovery produced without a doubt the international recognition for my work. And I must say that I felt a profound pleasure in realizing that such a simple effect (because it is indeed a very easy technical resource) had never been used in the thousands of years of ceramics history, or at least, never had been really developed."
Perez has been compared with other "architectural ceramicists." His thoughtful and precise surface work on cylindrical forms certainly does call to mind the similarly focused wide cylinders of constructivist minded potters like Bodil Manz-this work demonstrates the parallel; but Perez's pots are his own. There is no mistaking his distinctive incisions and their related volumes of interrupted and gently displaced clay combined with a penchant for warm earth tones. His signature patterns of sliced forms generate rhythmic patterns around an otherwise austere form.
There is, as well his singular willingness to carefully violate the sanctity of the cylinder with sensual undulations paired with his sliced breaks-a more prevalent feature in recent work.
For American collectors, particularly here in California, Perez's precise forms, geometric patterns and warm glazes call to mind the sensual precision of California potters Harrison MacIntosh and Rupert Deese.
Escuela de Diseño y Artesanías, Mexico City, 1971-73; UNAM, Mexico, Philosophy,Mathematics and Engineering, 1967-71; Sint Joost Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst, Breda, the Netherlands on a two year grant, 1981-3
Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Carrillo Gil Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum of Art from the Prefecture de Saga, Saga, Japan
Museum of Art, Querétaro City, Mexico
Museum of Contemporary Art, Oaxaca City, Mexico
Cultural Center of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico
Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2013 Line, Surface, Space, Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany; Gustavo Pérez, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
2012 Estación Indianilla, Mexico City
2012 Erskine Hall & Coe, London, United Kingdom; Obra reciente, Museo Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
2011 Recapitulando, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Puls Ceramics. Brussels, Belgium
2010 Recapitulando, Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Oaxaca, Mexico; Obra reciente, Galería Quetzalli, Oaxaca, Mexico;
Gustavo Pérez à Sèvres, Galerie de la Manufacture de Sèvres, Paris, France
2009 Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, Mexico; Galerie Loes en Reinier, Deventer, Netherlands
2008 Puls Ceramics, Brussels, Belgium; Reunión en la Memoria, Museo de Arte de Querétaro, Mexico;
Gustavo Pérez: New Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2006 Gustavo Pérez: A Survey of Recent Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2005 Cambios, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico, D.F.
2003 Cambios, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Galería Artur Ramon, Barcelona, Spain;
Galerie b15, Munich, Germany; Galería López Quiroga, Mexico City
2002 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Galerie Handwerk, Koblenz, Germany; Galerie Fusion, Toulouse, France;
Garth Clark Gallery, New York; Danmarks Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus, Grimmerhus, Denmark
2001 Galerie Besson, London, United Kingdom; Galerie Ortillés-Fourcat, Paris, France; Galería ARTE3, Léon, Mexico;
2000 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Gallery Sjokando, Kyoto, Japan; Gallery Move, Yokohama, Japan; Keramikmuseum, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany;
Galería de Arte Contemporáneo, Xalapa,Veracruz, Mexico; Garth Clark Gallery, New York
1999 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Cultural Center of Mexico, Copenhagen, Denmark;
Museum of Porcelain, Rostrand, Switzerland; Variations in Ceramics, Casa Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico;
Gustavo Pérez. Ceramics, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico, D.F.; Gallery Sjokando, Kyoto, Japan
1998 Gallery of the University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto, Japan; Gallery Yamaki, Osaka, Japan
Gustavo Pérez and Koie Ryoji, Recent Work, Matsue Kaikan,Shimane-Ken, Japan;
Gallery Meitetsu, Nagoya, Japan; Cultural Center of Mexico, Paris, France
1997 Escultura y pintura, Juan Martín Gallery, Mexico, D.F.; Con la música, Theater of the State, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico;
Ceramics, International Festival of Biarritz, Biarritz, France
1996 Pruebas y errores, Library of Mexico, Mexico, D.F.
1995 Cerámica, Casa Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Mexico; Cerámica, Manuel Doblado Theater, León, Gto, Mexico;
Cerámica, Museum of the Arts, Guadalajara, Mexico
1994 Cerámica, Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Mexico
1993 Penúltimas con secuencias, Juan Martín Gallery, Mexico, D.F.; Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio, Texas;
Gustavo Pérez, Ceramista, Alfa Cultural Center, Monterrey, Mexico; Cerámica y Dibujo, Gallery of the State, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico;
1992 Mudanzas, El Dibujo en la Cerámica, Metropolitan Gallery, Mexico, D.F.
1991 Cuadernos (with Gabriel Macotela), Gallery Ramón Alva of the Canal, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
1990 Forma Abierta, López Quiroga Gallery, Mexico, D.F.; Vasos Comunicantes, Carrillo Gil Museum, Mexico, D.F.
1988 Gallery of the Veracruz Institute of Culture, Veracruz, Mexico; The Art Center, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
1986 Vasijas, Gallery of Mexican Art, Mexico, D.F.
1984 Galería Het Kapelhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1983 Sint Joost Akademie, Breda, Netherlands; Zeeus Kultureel Centrum, Middelburg, Holland; Kultureel Centrum, Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
1980 Galería Teorema, Mexico, D.F.
1979 Gallery of the School of Design and Artesans, Mexico, D.F.
1978 Radio Educación, México, D.F.
1976/77 House of Culture, Querétaro, Qro., Mexico