Pop Artist Michael Perez



The 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Art Car by Pop Artist Michael Perez with Champion Porsche and Image Graphics 2000 Inc.

Pop Artist Michael Perez joins the ranks of New Yorkers who have made Miami their home. Michael enjoyed success over the years in graphic design, automobile advertising and eventually with several of his own galleries in New York City, Long Island and even in Midtown, Miami. He relocated his permanent gallery to the heart of Wynwood in 2010 naming it “Gallery 212 Miami” or ‘New York in Miami’. Michael has from the beginning been outspokenly committed to the ongoing transformation of Wynwood into Downtown Miami’s hottest growing art and gallery district and to the preserving of the neighborhood for and by artists. Having witnessed the commercialization of art neighborhoods from SoHo to the East Village, it is appropriate that Michael found his place in the changing and vibrant art neighborhood of Wynwood. Michael believes in the importance of keeping the arts available to the people, especially to the younger generations. Since opening his Wynwood gallery Michael has focused more on the business side of art by providing a professional gallery platform for artists to gain experience and a foot-in in the highly competitive art industry under his ‘wing’. Pop Artist Michael Perez is an artist to keep your eyes on in the continuing growth of arts and culture in Miami. In 2012, The Shops at Midtown Miami honored Michael by selecting him as their official artist of Art Basel, commissioning him for a piece which is now in permanent installation in the Midtown Fountain Plaza. Classic Michael Perez Pop Art is immediately recognizable by elaborate and brightly-colored cityscapes, women’s faces with swirling hair and his “Dancing Daisies” or “Flowers from Venus”.

 
It is his style and diversity in art alongside his love of cars and savvy in the graphics and advertising industry that attracted Champion Porsche to Michael Perez. Champion Porsche quickly selected Michael to work hand-in-hand with Image Graphics 2000, Inc. to design the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Art Car. The work of art in itself will boast a collage of exerts from over 12 Michael Perez original paintings, artfully transferred to cover the car by Image Graphics 2000 Inc. designers.

The Champion Porsche Michael Perez Art Car will be stopping traffic throughout South Florida all winter, in a Christmas parade Tuesday evening, December 3rd in Boca Raton Resort and Club and debuting at Michael’s Gallery 212 Miami in Wynwood at select times throughout Art Basel, Miami Art Week 2013.  Gallery 212 Miami is located at 2407 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. Michael’s hope is that through his work he will keep the importance of the arts alive forever.
“Bring color into your life.” – Pop Artist Michael Perez



 
The Schedule of Locations for the Champion Porsche Michael Perez Art Car during Art Basel, Miami Art Week 2013 is as follows:  

Tuesday, 12/3/13: Boca Raton Holiday Parade, 8pm
Wednesday, 12/4/13: Debuts at Gallery 212 Miami, 4-8pm (open to the public)
2407 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33127 ~ Wynwood
Thursday, 12/5/13: Gallery 212 Miami "Meet the Artists" Gala, Private Event 6-9pm
Friday, 12/6/13: Gallery 212 Miami, 4-6pm (open to the public)
Friday, 12/6/13: Niche Media Private Art Basel Event, 7:30pm
Saturday, 12/7/13: Miami Beach Convention Center (morning)
Gallery 212 Miami Special Event "Basel Beats" (afternoon and evening)
Sunday, 12/8/13: Miami Beach Convention Center (morning)
Gallery 212 Miami (afternoon)
The Champion Porsche Michael Perez 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Art Car will be featured at the Aventura Mall during the Holiday Season following Miami Art Week 2013
 
Artist’s website www.MichaelPerez-Artist.com.  Contact mperezart@aol.com 516-532-3040
Michael Perez is represented by Miami Publicist,
www.MiamiPublicist.com 786-325-0074

For information on the exhibitions, art and artists of Gallery 212 Miami in Wynwood during Art Basel, Miami Art Week 2013 please visit
www.gallery212miami.com .  2407 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127.  info@gallery212miami.com

For information and upcoming locations of the Champion Porsche 2014 Art Car please visit www.champion-Porsche.com
Champion Porsche is at 500 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. (954) 946-4020.  sales@champion-motors.com

 




Interview of Michael Perez Live at the Born Free Express lift at Lionshead / Vail Film Festival 2012 by Billy Doran TV8 4.1.2012




Pop Artist Michael Perez 



Cell: 516-532-3040

Gallery 212 Miami
2407 NW 2nd Avenue
Wynwood Art District
Miami, FL 33127

NY Studio
53 West End Avenue
East Quogue (Hamptons), NY 11942

Artist Biography

New York Artist Michael Perez, has quickly become one of the hottest Modern Pop artists today. Always on the cutting edge, his art is extremely dynamic and is distinguished by his use of contrasting colors and shapes. His innovative artwork is most immediately recognized by his distinctive unique faces, flowers and figures.  His works adorn the walls of discerning art collectors and can be found in the collections of Billy Joel, Chris Rock, Aretha Franklin and the Hilton Family, as well as having been featured at Central Perk CafĂ© in the hit television series “Friends”
and in the New York City Cow Parade.

Michael was born and raised in New York City. While attending school, which included the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute, he sold his paintings on the streets of Greenwich Village. After college, Michael worked in the advertising industry, but continued to pursue his true passion… painting. In the mid-1990’s he moved his art studio to the east end of Long Island, to the town of Southampton. Perez then also opened his own gallery to showcase his art. This afforded Michael the opportunity to personally meet and interact with his clients and admirers. “People are free in the Hamptons,” explains Perez. “They are away from all the hustle and bustle, playing and enjoying life.” The Hamptons proved to be so successful for Michael that he once again decided to take a risk and open another gallery location in TriBeCa & Chelsea, New York City.

As a native New Yorker, Michael has always felt that he must do his part in keeping New York City a cultural mecca for the arts, so he chose TriBeCa & Chelsea to help participate in the re-growth of lower Manhattan. “In life you can’t stay stagnant… you have to keep going forward and fulfilling your dreams… or at least try. For me personally, I need this constant challenge, it keeps me creative and determined to succeed”, says Michael. “Nobody hands you anything in life. 

You have to look out for yourself and make things happen…take the initiative. If you succeed, that’s great, if it fails at least you know you gave it your all, and you’ll never have to wonder… what if”. After an extremely successful 5 years in Manhattan, Michael decided to get back to basics and concentrate on his painting again full time. Keeping only his original Southampton gallery in the summertime, he now has more time to focus on his art again with 100% pure creative energy.

You can find Michael Perez painting in Wynwood at Gallery 212 Miami, 2407 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. 

Cell: 516-532-3040



Pop Hearts Series Commission ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami




Untitled, Purple Hair ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Artist's Private Collection





Untitled, Women on the Beach Series ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami
Kempinski Chair, Original. Keith Haring Chair, Limited Edition.



"Marylin Unfolded Series" ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo



Blue Skies Pop Heart for Food for the Poor ©2011 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami



"Three Women on the Beach" ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo



"West Village" ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo




"Beside Myself" ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo



"Summer Breeze" ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo



"Two Faced" ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo
"Ceasar" ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez 
Gallery 212 Miami 
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo

Still Alive Tree Series, original, dedicated  ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami



Untitled ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo


Untitled, Two Faced Series, Collaboration with Peter Max ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
at Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo

"Electra" ©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo


Untitled, As Seen on Friends, NBC Central Perk Cafe
©2012 Pop Artist Michael Perez
at Gallery 212 Miami
Photo Courtesy Fred Love Photo

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