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Perez Celis

Celis Perez was an Argentine artist usually referred to as Perez Celis. He earned international recognition for his paintings, sculptures, murals and engravings.

He returned to Buenos Aires in 1961, and opened a downtown atelier with the support of the Torcuato di Tella Institute, a major center for local contemporary artists. Perez explored geometric art, and exhibited his first major work, Fuerza America, in 1962. Indigenous patterns and colors would reappear in many of his productions during the 1960s and 1970s, and distinguished him from most other local artists, among whom pop art and figurative art was more influential. Perez was featured in more than 120 solo shows during his career, notably the Gallerie Bellechasse, and his art was purchased for many private collections and first-rate museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He received commissions from the Argentine government, which placed his work in the Ministro Pistarini International Airport, from other governments, and from prominent individuals and businesses. The Washington Post (8/4/2008)

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The Washington Post (8/4/2008)

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