Luz Perez-Ojeda

Luz Perez-Ojeda

Paris, France

About Luz Perez-Ojeda

I was born in Valencia (Venezuela), and I have been living and working in Paris since 1968.
Since 1989 I’ve been a professional artist, painter, photographer, and printer. My artistic background did not come through academic accomplishment, rather I gained my experience while working in art studios.
From the time I was small, I have been living in an artist-friendly environment. The people in my life included my parents, whom were both artists themselves along with teachers of art. As this was my environment, I learned very quickly from my parents' knowledge and teaching of the arts.
I learned quickly and became not only a professional artist, painter and photographer, but also a serigraphy printer while working as an assistant for seven years to the well-known International kinetic artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez. While working as his assistant, I also learned and assisted him in silkscreen printing and photography.
I decided to continue my education at Atelier Del Arco, located in Paris, during the years of 1988 through 1994. I used my newly-acquired skills to compose traditional black-and-white photography in a lab owned by François Patez. While working in the lab, I further improved my skills in art silk-screening by printing the creations of very well-known artists.
Through all of my experience gained thus far, digital art photography became my artistic outlet of choice. Digital collage photography is a technique in which two mediums gather, mixing photography and painting through a process used which implements a computer. This form of artistic expression is something that I feel expresses the painter, as well as the photographer within me.
As technology has evolved, new digital print techniques have proven to work very well with my expression of printing, which closely resembles my previous work (prior to digital), when I was involved in silk-screen printing (serigraphy)
I feels digital printing allows for a greater freedom of expression, allowing the use of a variety of techniques. My artwork can be printed on Plexiglas/perspex, aluminum, wood, cardboard and other mediums. My artistic persuasion has come from many influential art masters and now you can experience my finished creations on a different spectrum of finished products.
Andy Warhol, artist, was a leading figure in the visual art movement and focused on “pop art”. This particular artist was a great influence to me. Another artist's approach to media photography and video got also my attention. His name is William Klein. My interest in his extensive use of the wide-angle lenses and motion blur clearly showed why he is considered one of the “fathers of street photography”.
My current works of art are clearly influenced by both kinetic, as well as pop artists, whom for some,I have known on a personal level since childhood. Along with the other artists mentioned, I have been fortunate in having exposure to different forms of artistic expression- from the human form to that of urban landscapes.
What I provide as my final artwork, express what I call my “language”. They are the words which express my inner feelings and visions, and are representative of the color of my mood.