George P. Perez

George P. Perez explores and examines an early commodity of photography of individuals that takes place within the abstract of an infinite cycle of exchange where he has collected an impressive amount of photographs ranging from the 1930’s to the late 1960’s from various locations in the states, and foreign countries like Istanbul, Turkey. Perez shines light on a common photo trend that is seen in today’s social media, while juxtaposing antique subject matter of landscape and individual. Where bodies captured have since been denied the aspects of death and individuals are presented in a realm of immortality in the artifact. These objects have been purposely torn to invoke and present nostalgic myths of contact and presence. Perez hopes to present a functioning catalyst that goes unnoticed, creating a mold of stimulating memories and experiences embedded in a displacement of photographs.

George P. Perez, b. October 7, 1987, received a BFA (Cum Laude) in 2014 from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and currently resides in Denver, CO. Perez is an artist whose work explores mundane situations and scenarios that he interacts with on a day-to-day basis. Perez’s work can often be seen as a humorous but harsh narrative that reflects and critiques current values in today’s modern society, presenting another perception of banal circumstances. His practice primarily utilizes photography as a means of visual foundation, which at times presents interdisciplinary work that dives into a social practice.

His work has been shown up and down the Front Range of Colorado and outside of the state, including: (Un)Clothed, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2013; Archetype Drift: New Methods of Photography Making, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL, 2013; Cultural Citizen: The Immigrant and the Stranger, The Bridge Gallery, Littleton, CO, 2014; BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS, GOCA121, Colorado Springs, CO, 2015; Monumental: RedLine’s Annual Resident Artist Exhibition, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO, 2016; and Visitation, grayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX, 2016.