We are excited to announce that our Pop-Up Shop resident for the week is Mexican ceramicist Gustavo Perez. Perez is a proud supporter of Cfile.
Featured image: Gustavo Perez, Vase # 26, 2016, Stoneware. Click to Purchase! Photo by Ash Haywood.
Since he began working with clay in 1971, Perez’s work has concentrated primarily in a research of the creative possibilities offered by the use of the throwing wheel. While his work has been a very systematic, it’s also very ludic research into the infinite possibilities that thrown pieces can produce. This process remains open, getting richer and more varied with time. Because he believes it is in fact endless, infinite.
Now, in these last years, he has arrived at a sort of synthesis of all the previous series.
All along his more than 45 years working with clay he has developed in different series many themes that he himself has defined as “Open form”, “Drawing on ceramics”, “Wounds”, “Cuts”, “Reconstruction”, “Folds” and “Compression”.
His work is shown in many galleries in the world, and is part of the collections of many museums in Mexico,USA, Europe and Asia.
He lives and works in Zoncuantla, Veracruz, in Mexico. But he has also worked in many places all over the world, especially in Japan, Hungary and in France, where he was invited as artist in residence by the Manufacture de Sèvres in Paris, from 2007 until 2010.