Hotel San Juan, Isla Verde
Date 2004
Dimensions 72 1/8" x 90 1/8"
Category Painting
Medium Oil on canvas
Genre Urban landscape
Period 21st Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement *Title translation: Hotel San Juan, Isla Verde

Enoc Pérez

"Hotel San Juan, Isla Verde*" (2004)

Biography

Painter and draftsman. Pérez earned his bachelor’s degree from the Pratt Institute in New York in 1990 and went on to pursue a master’s degree at Hunter College, from which he graduated in 1992. He lives in New York, and has had countless solo and group exhibitions in Puerto Rico, the United States, and Europe, such as his one-man show in 2006 at the Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery in New York. The exhibit, titled New York, presented images of emblematic New York buildings such as the United Nations building and the TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport. In earlier work, he had exhibited images of buildings he had visited during his personal travels, such as hotels, sometimes somewhat run-down, as a symbol of nostalgia. His work has captured the attention of local and international curators and collectors for its parallels to the technique of the monotype-print and its use of photography as a point of departure for commenting on the predominance of technology in the world and in contemporary art.