Originally from Spain, visual artist Carlos Perez was born in Belgium in 1964. He lives and works in Brussels.
Throughout his artistic development he has been drawing inspiration from his childhood. His early years have been marked by isolation and its corollary feeling of abandonment, as he had to spend years in a pediatric center for chronic diseases. This experience imprinted in him the incomprehensible sufferings of a bittersweet childhood. During all these years, he found solace in drawing.
Carlos Perez is self-taught. Whether through photography, painting, sculpture or installation, he appropriates objects from the realm of childhood. He proceeds to transform and transcend these objects by instilling in them a particular and ambiguous emotional charge. Under their dreamy and childish appearance, his works convey powerful messages reaching to the core of adult sufferings.
Carlos Perez had solo exhibitions at the Young Gallery and Espace Art 22 in Brussels. He participated in numerous group exhibitions, amongst others at the Young Gallery and Gryse Gallery in Belgium, Jeune Création and La Villette in Paris, and the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Austria.