If Mexico designated “National Living Treasures,” as Japan does, Gustavo Pérez would surely be at the top of the list. He stands alone as the only Mexican ceramic artist who is internationally celebrated and admired.
We have an extraordinary opportunity, right here in San Miguel, to view a rich and varied selection of his highly sought-after ceramic works. The 6th annual exhibition opening at Galería Atotonilco on January 5th and 6th presents more than one hundred vessels and sculptures by Pérez, the largest collection of his work that has ever been exhibited for sale.
Many ceramic artists emphasize either form or surface design in their creations. One of the distinctive qualities of Pérez’s work is that he is a genius at integrating his fluid forms with innovative surface designs so that the two work together to create breathtaking beauty. His pieces combine elegance and precision with a relaxed freedom from convention, a combination difficult to achieve.
Gustavo Pérez has transformed ceramics into a fine art. Throughout his long career, he has continued to explore and to push the boundaries of his medium. His work is a magnet; it draws people in.