Clay and much more: emotions go through a mean, which also include metals, glass, wax and colored glaze. It is the working philosophy of Aimee Perez, American sculptor. She landed in the US at the age of twelve, in 1967, from her beloved Cuba.
Grown in large a Cuban community in Miami, she has developed an inner knowledge that bursts in her works. You can make up a good idea about her work by viewing the pics on her website, www.aimeeperez-sculptor.com.
Her Caribbean origins are vivid in her sculptures: a constant questioning on emotions, on spirituality, on a kind of sense of ‘something else’ that aims to investigate within everyone. This is the way Perez expresses herself: “Through my work I can express myself. I have a dialogue with the observer and at the same time I get into an discover of myself.” It’s all about glances, faces touched by a feeling, a track in the clay eyes, frown brows, or women with faces waiting for something, or someone.
Her curiosity about the sculpture was early manifested, and after 1989 she moved to Mexico, where during the years organizes artistic collections with Mexicans and Cubans. In Mexico in 1997, she attended Jose Sacal’s studio, who introduces her to the clay work with the 3D technique. Back in US in 2006, she keeps staying in Florida, specifically Miami, her work-headquarter. Many of her works are part of both public and private collections; special mention for the Honors College exhibit, within the Florida International University.
Her studio is located in Miami, in the Bird Road Art District, a former industrial area turned into an art propulsive center, and much more with over fifty studios and galleries, in order to give the city an innovating charm and innovation in many different forms in which art can manifest itself.
Aimee Perez in 2016? She just started auspiciously: in February an exhibition was held with other artists: “La Voz de Jose Marti – A Los four vientos”, at the William V. Musto Cultural Center in Union City, New Jersey.
Article by Rosa Visaggio
English Translation by Piergiorgio Mancini