Jenny Perez is a culturally influenced, female empowering visual pop artist from Miami, Florida. Leading today’s art millennial generation, Perez’ works feature fresh perspectives to many personal experiences, topics and movements with strong messages that tie into her work, and captivate her audiences.
Jenny Perez began her career as a visual artist, primarily using canvases and acrylic paint as her medium. Throughout the past seven years, Perez has grown to include several other mediums to accompany her canvas works, since her art has often been incorporated to set a powerful ambiance to venues, stores and even street art – with murals and festivals.
Some of the her important collectors are: Alan Kluger, Mario Chalmers (NBA basketball player) and De la Cruz Collection (collection of Carlos de la Cruz). She has exhibited in various editions of Wynwood Art, held during Basel Art Miami, as well as other festivals of street art in Miami, New York and several other countries.
Jenny Perez is proud to be a strong cultural icon representing many movements, pro-social efforts and bringing many communities in strength to prosper through her art.
With her humble attitude and her talented skill set, Perez’ works have been creatively involved with Susan G. Komen, LLS and Ronald McDonald House initiatives, AT&T via Vice cultural movement campaigns, the development of Wynwood’s art community, local artist fundraising initiatives and more.
"Generally my work is described as contemporary "urban pop", a cross between a classic pop art style and street art. I use several mediums that Include acrylics, oil pastels, aerosols and inks on canvas, wood and paper.
Personally I feel like my work is a cross between abstract expressionism and pop. I paint an expression of myself - therefore , the works are all self - portraits which all tie into very personal matters , beliefs and feelings. When you see my work, you are seeing an extension of me.
My experience at the residency was truly amazing in every sense.
As an artist it is truly important to take the time to create, most importantly in new environments - pulling inspiration from my new surroundings, culture and the language in Milan, I was able to create a collection of new paintings on several different mediums - throughout the course of just 4 1/2 weeks. The residency allowed for complete creative freedom and expression without imposing expectations on what I should paint or how. That was the leading factor that provided the space I needed to push my work to new and exploratory territories.
I am so grateful for this time and to its founder Antonio for believing in my work in such a way, and to the whole team at Espinasse 31whom were all so helpful in providing anything I needed while there . I can't wait to be back!
Once again, thank you Espinasse31 for your love and dedication to the arts, for your interest in fresh new talent and for continuing to provide this experience to other artists. This is surely to transform anyone's work and career for the better!
Best and so much love from Miami!"