By Tomer Peretz

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“Alejandro”, 2019

Oil on Canvas
72” x 60”
Part of my upcoming exhibition “Incomplete”, Ouro Studio, LA, CA

Narcos actor, Alejandro Edda is a friend of mine and he is staring in a short film called “El Bus”; a story of a family man who gives up on life. Not being present for my children is one of my biggest fears so the story and Alejandro’s acting fascinated me and I documented him for a full week while working on set in Mexico City. I took a photo of Alejandro on set while working

on the character of Uriel and then painted the portrait. I’m working on an exhibition of “incomplete” portraits that this painting is apart of

Here’s more about Tomer:

The artist Tomer Peretz passionately searches for the unexplored, not often portrayed and interesting side of the persona he paints; he lives for the process and the complete painting is only the last step in the artistic method.

Tomer spends weeks at a time with his anonymous or famous subjects, photographing and emerging into their lives, getting inspired by their habits, beliefs and family. The more time he spends with his inspirations the better the work on the canvas is. The goal is not only to create a visually pleasing and highly detailed portrait but also to tell a story and document a moment in time that would make the viewer feel something.

Peretz utilizes oil, acrylic, photography and conceptual art to express his point of view and is represented by the reputable ‘Fabrica Eos’ gallery in Milan, Italy.

In 2014, he was awarded the inaugural Arthur Szyk Prize for ‘Disruptive Thought’ and was showcased in Art Basel Miami and the LA art show.

His 2012 solo exhibition “Unbreakable” featured 25 large-scale paintings at the ‘Bruce Lurie Gallery’ in Culver City, California.

His work was also featured at a benefit in partnership with a charity organization where 100% of the proceeds were given to children with cancer at ‘Beit Haitonaim’ in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Tomer lives in Los Angeles and works in his studio space, ‘Ouro Studio’.

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