perez depicted intimate relationships between two people whether man and woman, two women and two men. The entire concept of a relationship and sentiments between two people is brought to light. In each painting there is an evident contrast between shade and light. The color red is central to his paintings and consistently symbolizes masculinity, passion and dominance. Perez`s creations deal with the subject of homosexuality. He puts a strong emphasis on single-sex families, pride parades, soldiers, portraits, male nudity,as well as male, female and heterosexual couples. His paintings put to test the boundaries between eroticism and art, while characterizing homosexual relationships and love as they are expressed in everyday life.
Biography: Raphael Perez born in 1965 was raised in Jerusalem. He currently resides and works in Tel-Aviv. He is a graduate of the Beer Sheva school of Visual Arts where he studied from 1988 through 1992. Exhibitions: 1997 Camera Obscura (Curator Department)-Tel Aviv 1998 Flamingo Restaurant Gallery - Tel Aviv 2000 Cafe Gallery THEO - Tel Aviv 2001 Jerusalem Open House 2002 GLBT community Center in the Galilee 2003 Gallery Offir-Group Exhibition-GLBT Artists of Israel 2003 Tel Aviv Museum-Group Exhibition
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