The self-taught artist, Roberto Perez Crespo, was born in 1969 in Cuba, later based in Miami. He has been continuously working on sculptures for nearly three decades, following his artistic call after abandoning a completed technical education in auto mechanical service.
Pérez Crespo’s practice moves between modernity and contemporaneity, pursuing his creative impulse from an emotional starting point. His religious approach partly directs these dynamic positions to classic Judeo-Christian sculptural themes such as maternity, the female body, and romantic love. Over the years, his interests have shifted from academic figurative representation toward a stylized abstraction of the human body.
Formally he has explored the creation of less defined anthropomorphic forms while displaying a deft ability to work in various marble types. Perez Crespo’s talent working in marble is evidenced by his ability to sculpt the stone into endlessly fluid shapes and contours. He is able, instinctively and organically, to materialize and bring to life an anthropological world that blossoms out of his manual skills. Perez Crespo’s sculptures can be approached sensuously as tactile provocations that draw viewers into an intense, supple universe.
Perez Crespo creates an imaginary ethos with metaphysical forms while taking significant steps toward an organic abstraction. He uses this type of abstraction that still retains a solid figurative reference while outsourcing modernist elements from artists such as Henry Moore, Maria Martins, and Agustin Cardenas.
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