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Raphael perez

older man
older man
my brother and his wife
my brother and his wife
relationship
relationship
man of bath
man of bath
2 men
2 men
young men
young men
couple on bed
couple on bed
portrait
portrait
red room
red room
2 women
2 women
eitan
eitan
siting man
siting man

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Name   : Raphael perez
Location: Tel - Aviv  
  Israel
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Raphael perez

Biography
The artist, Raphael Perez, was born in 1965 and was raised in Jerusalem. He currently resides and works in Tel-Aviv.
 
Statement
Beginning in 1995, the artist's paintings depicted intimate relationships between two people whether man and woman, two women and two men. The entire concept of a relationship and sentiments between two people is brought to light. In each painting there is an evident contrast between shade and light. The color red is central to his paintings and consistently symbolizes masculinity, passion and dominance. Perez uses two primary styles in his paintings; realistic paintings in which red is the dominant color and naive style, which has been influenced by his years working with children Raphael Perez -naive paintings His creations deal with the subject of homosexuality. He puts a strong emphasis on the topics of single-sex families and parenthood, pride parades, male birth giving, portraits, male nudity, as well as male, female and heterosexual couples. His works put to test the boundaries between eroticism and art, while characterizing homosexual relationships and love as they are expressed in everyday life and everyday situations in the kitchen, bathroom, balcony, saloon
 
Exhibitions
Exhibitions 1997 Camera Obscure (Curator Department)-Tel Aviv 1998 Flamingo Restaurant Gallery - Tel Aviv 2000 Cafe Gallery THEO - Tel Aviv 2001 Jerusalem Open House 2002 GLBT community Center in the Galilee 2002 Haifa GLBT community center 2003 Gallery Offer-Group Exhibition-GLBT Artists of Israel 2003 Tel Aviv Museum of art -Group Exhibition 2004 shiraz - gallery restaurant 2004 dungeon - erotic art exhibition 2004 Museum - time of art (may )
 

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