Dario Perez Flores, Rafael Perez & Jorge Zerep at Ranivilu Art Gallery
“3” is the title of the exhibition that gathers for the first time in Miami the works of the Perez Flores brothers.
Ranivilu Art Gallery presents “3” Dario Perez Flores, Rafael Perez & Jorge Zerep an exhibition that gathers for the first time in Miami the works of the Perez Flores brothers, whose sensibility and pure talent got enriched from the family circle, and grew as they developed into influential international artists. It is with great pleasure that Ranivilu Art Gallery, selected pieces for this show that contrasts the valuable contributions to the visual arts from the Perez Flores brothers.
As most Venezuelan artists from their generation, the Perez Flores began depicting rural and local scenes. Rafael joined the “Escuela de Artes Plasticas Arturo Michelena” in Valencia in 1952, followed by Dario in 1955. Jorge (Zerep) joined the same school in 1965. This was a difficult time to be an independent artist in Venezuela as the most important art schools were pinned between figurative and landscape tradition, and completely outdated from historical avant-garde and from any international visual arts events.
Following the dictates of the time and the desire of developing international artistic careers, the Perez Flores brothers migrated progressively to the Old Continent; each one earning scholarships and acknowledgements to further their careers. It was that journey that allowed them to develop an independent artistic language and achieve an exquisite level to engage in dialogue with the most influential international creative of the time.
The Perez Flores brothers´ visual arts contribution lies on how they attune at ease the variables related to color and its spectrum (in Rafael and Dario´s case), and to the vertiginous overlapping of shapes and composition levels, unleashed by Zerep. It is curious that common sense would lead the three of them to stand out mainly because of this irreverent dose: proposing variations or evading cautiously impositions or programs.
3: Dario Perez Flores, Rafael Perez & Jorge Zerep
April 9 – June 1 2016
Ranivilu Art Gallery
2617 N. Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33127.
Ph. (954) 297-2580