Luis Pérez Calvo

1962 · Spain

Artist biography

Luis Pérez Calvo (Madrid, 1962) is an artist whose work draws directly from urban popular music, circus, cinema, searching in El Rastro and collecting old comics. Raised in the traditional Madrid neighbourhoods of Lavapiés and Embajadores, his imaginary responds fundamentally to the most popular Spanish and American culture of the sixties to eighties. Thus, in his works we find together the Beach Boys with Superman, Batman or the characters of cartoonist Ibáñez; classic food dishes with fragments of old magazines or Bazooka chewing gum wrappers with advertising of Lucky Strike.

Luis Pérez Calvo –called by some archaeologist of popular culture– re-reads, paints, draws, cuts, sticks, ironizes and pays homage in an almost compulsive way, without rest, to all those beings and memories that populate his memory and that he tries to recover in a melancholic but humorous attempt to catch a fetishized society of a recent past that disappears little by little.

Luis Pérez Calvo

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