Pop Artist Michael Perez joins the ranks of New Yorkers who have made Miami their home. Michael enjoyed success over the years in graphic design, automobile advertising and eventually with several of his own galleries in New York City, Long Island and even in Midtown, Miami.
He relocated his permanent gallery to the heart of Wynwood in 2010 naming it “Gallery 212 Miami” or ‘New York in Miami’. Michael has from the beginning been outspokenly committed to the ongoing transformation of Wynwood into Downtown Miami’s hottest growing art and gallery district and to the preserving of the neighborhood for and by artists.
Having witnessed the commercialization of art neighborhoods from SoHo to the East Village, it is appropriate that Michael found his place in the changing and vibrant art neighborhood of Wynwood.
Michael believes in the importance of keeping the arts available to the people, especially to the younger generations. Since opening his Wynwood gallery Michael has focused more on the business side of art by providing a professional gallery platform for artists to gain experience and a foot-in in the highly competitive art industry under his ‘wing’. Pop Artist Michael Perez is an artist to keep your eyes on in the continuing growth of arts and culture in Miami. In 2012, The Shops at Midtown Miami honored Michael by selecting him as their official artist of Art Basel, commissioning him for a piece which is now in permanent installation in the Midtown Fountain Plaza. Classic Michael Perez Pop Art is immediately recognizable by elaborate and brightly-colored cityscapes, women’s faces with swirling hair and his “Dancing Daisies” or “Flowers from Venus”.
It is his style and diversity in art alongside his love of cars and savvy in the graphics and advertising industry that attracted Champion Porsche to Michael Perez. Champion Porsche quickly selected Michael to design the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Art Car.
The work of art in itself will boast a collage of exerts from over 12 Michael Perez original paintings, artfully transferred to cover the car.
The Champion Porsche Michael Perez Art Car will be stopping traffic throughout South Florida all winter, in a Christmas parade Tuesday evening, December 3rd in Boca Raton Resort and Club and debuting at Michael’s Gallery 212 Miami in Wynwood at select times throughout Art Basel, Miami Art Week 2013. Gallery 212 Miami is located at 2407 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. Michael’s hope is that through his work he will keep the importance of the arts alive forever.
“Bring color into your life.” – Pop Artist Michael Perez