Enoc Perez (Puerto Rican, b.1967) is a contemporary artist best known for his paintings of architectural monuments that capture their utopian ideals. Perez was born in Puerto Rico as the son of an art critic; he spent most of his childhood vacations visiting art museums and learning art history. Perez embraces art's potential for pure beauty and pleasure, as well as its ability to tap into nostalgia. Inspired by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein's exploration of alternative techniques of mark-making, Perez mimics the process of color printing by making preparatory drawings for each color in a composition and using sheets to transfer oil paint to the canvas.After moving to New York as a young man, he found himself inspired by the silkscreen works of Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). He earned a BFA degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and went on to receive an MFA in Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York, NY.
Artist website: enocperez.com