Enoc Perez's Picasso Inspired Exhibition Opens Tonight @ Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris

a peek at Enoc Perez's studio in New York

“In these paintings, Picasso’s body of work becomes a pictorial genre, like portraiture, landscapes and still lifes”, explains Perez, who used photographic self-portraits posted by women on social networks (Instagram, Twitter) as the basis for his variations on the work of Picasso. Anonymous faces, new digital muses metamorphose into Olgas, Marie-Thérèses, Doras and Jacquelines in the silvery, monochrome palette of Enoc Perez. This approach is founded on resolving the contradiction between the feminine manner in which the women present themselves and the resolutely masculine gaze that Picasso cast on his subjects, which alternated between desire, cruelty and tenderness. “For me, painting has the capacity to offer conflicting visions of the world while preserving its power”, explains Perez, who, with this new series of paintings, attempts to reinvent Cubism in the moment of Instagram, Facebook and other social networks. Click here to read our interview with Perez and here to see a studio tour. The exhibition at Galerie Nathalie Obadia will be on view until July 25, 2015 at Galerie Nathalie Obadia.