Born in Spain, PEREZ MELERO began his career in Venezuela where he lived from the late 1950's until relocating to New York in the early 1980's. Maintaining workshops in Caracas and Miami, his work has been exhibited internationally and is in many public and private collections including the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art, CANTV, Fundarte, the American Institute of Architects, Intel Corporation, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC.
GALLERIES showcase the main styles of work created by PEREZ MELERO. The constructions are shown with multiple views – one from the front and a combined view from the sides.
Color and light and how they interact are central to my work. Color is painted on pieces of wood attached to a high-contrast geometric background. Light penetrates between them, reflecting colors from one to another and on the background. These colors seem to mix in the air and create an impression of more. As light sources change angle or intensity, and as the viewer moves around the work, new colors are perceived even though they aren't really there. The interaction between color and light has produced an illusion. This relationship between color and light, in part, defines my work.
Viewers should interact physically with my work. You need to walk around and view it from different perspectives. Up close you can see the detailed and intricate methods of construction. From further back, you can appreciate the total effect.