Many of our guests are pleasantly surprised by the art gallery feel of our dining room. Some mention that eating here transports them to a fine art gallery in New York City. Most don’t leave before asking, which artist created these art-seduction-story-paitings that we so proudly hang on our walls.
If you are also curious, our artist of choice is Fabian Perez.
Fabian Perez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but was brought up in the small yet dynamic Argentine city of Campana, 50 miles from the capital. From the age of nine he was already found at home holding a paintbrush and producing surprisingly mature paintings of family members and friends.
His extraordinary parents played a huge part in his creative development; his mother was artistic and imaginative, while his father was a fascinating man – well-known locally both to the people and the police as a somewhat clandestine character with a hand in various business dealings that operated after dark in the nightclubs on the streets of the city. His father’s activities meant that the young Fabian was exposed to an interesting cast of characters, from handsome men who lived their lives in the edge, to women, who, as he puts it “could seduce a man by simply lighting a cigarette”. Add to this a world of glamorous tango dancers, flamenco guitarists and gypsy musicians, and Fabian’s paintings fall into the context as atmospheric representations of forbidden sensuality and unnamed desires.
For more information on Fabian Perez paintings click here to visit his website.