‘I will take you up to the stars’ is a romantic title for an artwork. Through this piece, Eduardo wanted to illustrate how the heart feels when someone tells you these words. The artwork consists 400+ blue ceramic petals, which are distributed in this case, across a wall 9-meter-wide per 3.5 meter high. Each person in the relationship is represented by one of two explosion-like forms. In the middle there is an interconnection between them, representing how each of us needs to have our own space close to the other, but at the end we are different people with unique identities. In Eduardo's own words, "It's like an explosion of feelings inside you. How can anybody take you up to the stars? It doesn’t matter if you get to the stars or not. It is the compenetration of two people. I would do anything for you. I would just forget about reality to enjoy my life by your side. I am just so connected to you, when I am with you the rest of the world disappears. And when you see the artwork you understand what it really is when someone has these thoughts for you. How beautiful! Life goes on because of love. “
On view from 30th May 2021, Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce Eduardo Perez-Cabrero’s solo show “Silent Day”.
Eduardo explores life from his epidermis, captures vibrations and transmits them to his pieces directly. His work is refreshingly free and unconstrained by convention. In his new show at Leila Heller Gallery, Eduardo is presenting eight pieces, from which the installation titled
“I will take you up to the stars” occupies the show’s main wall with more than 400 pieces of blue ceramics. There are three other pieces in brushed aluminum. His other three-dimensional resin artworks express the language of shape and color, leaving an indelible impression that is both rational and dreamlike.
Eduardo’s artwork is characterized by the influence of the Mediterranean Sea and its culture; his production consists primarily of sculptures with organic references. He works with rounded and sinuous shapes in large formats, created in aluminum, brass, resins, cement and ceramics. An exaltation of “Joie de vivre”, it is optimistic, clear and direct. Eduardo’s work is sincere, simple and pure. The conceptual artwork messages parallel his way of understanding life; in some cases, appearing as intriguing, mysterious and even enigmatic,
a side that invites us to see these works in a more introspective dimension.
Abandoning traditional methods of sculpture, Eduardo favors a more contemporary, impulsive form of expression. He distills the essence of visual impact, processes it and generates pieces with a simple, playful design, using an ingenious production process. The conceptual content of many of his works explores genetics, rather than the environment in which we evolve, as a fundamental driver of human beings’ journey. The sinuous, organic forms of his pieces draw a parallel with the cells that move the values of humanity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Eduardo Pérez-Cabrero is a Spanish multidisciplinary artist who works between Barcelona (Spain), Miami (USA) and Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Born in Barcelona in 1961, his talent presents itself as a continuation of the artistic and plastic creativity of a family saga.
His maternal great-grandfather’s uncle, industrialist Josep Batlló, entrusted his friend Antoni Gaudí with construction of his family home, the renowned “Casa Batlló” on Paseo de Gracia, representative of Barcelona’s modernism at the beginning of the 19th century. His paternal great-grandfather, Maestro Pérez-Cabrero, was a composer and conductor at the Liceo Opera House, Barcelona’s crown jewel for music and opera, both then and today.
The Mediterranean art in which Eduardo is immersed is characterized by the fusion of sensuality with impressionism. In such an environment, impressions are incomparably more energetic. The sea is bluer; the wheat more golden; the sand more material and the sky brighter. Eduardo enjoys the pleasure of vision, from which he sources soul, hope and impressions; which are then transmitted to his vibrant and lucid pieces. He adorns these sculptures with Mediterranean colors par excellence: the white of Cadaqués, the yellow of sunflowers; the green of the pine trees on the Costa Brava; the blue of the sea in Formentera; the golden hue of the fields of Empordà. Eduardo is interested in fleeting impressions, the appearance of things, surfaces and the content of what he
observes around him.
Eduardo has exhibited his work in art galleries all around the world and at exhibitions such as Art Madrid, Art Laren (The Netherlands), Castell de Benedormiens (Barcelona, Spain) and recently in the Dubai Art Festival. His work can be found in private collections in Spain, Andorra, France, Italy, Germany, United States, Mexico and Russia. His artwork also appears in Barcelona’s Hotel Majestic and at Hotel Four Seasons in Madrid, with twelve pieces of art on display, two of them in main lobby.