Celis Perez

e-mail: perezcelis@aol.com


Pérez Celis by Susan C .Larsen, Ph.D.

¿ I behold the picturesque giant and love him, and I do not stop there¿
Walt Whitman ¿Song of Myself¿ (Stanza 13), 1855

The art of Pérez Celis is mature, profoundly humanistic, alive to the artistic and political currents of our time and truly international not merely because the artist has lived in many countries and understood and felt them deeply. His artistic language carries with it the visual and intellectual structures , the enculturated meanings , the passions and inner rhythms of a world stretching from his native Argentina natal, to Bolivia, Peru and many other countries of South America to Central America, the European art capital of Paris, and the vital North American centers of New York and Miami.
Celis¿ world is broad ,inter-connected ,full of the hybrid vigor of ideas and forms first glimpsed in the vast landscape ,wind and heat of his native Argentina, then shaped and disciplined by his immersion in the abstract structural language of international modern art .
In his work of the past decade, Celis¿ art has been truly set free by the force of his own character to give voice to a grandeur arising from his many life experiences while testifying to a larger cosmic order transcending personality, place and nationality.

PEREZ CELIS ¿ Art Editions - Planeta Printing Press - 1999