London based Artist Steven Perry
Colourful surreal illustrations and paintings produced by Pez have become synonymous with Urban Britain and Club Culture. A prolific young artist at the peak of his work for clubland Pez created a look that is instantly recognisable and is an integral part of Dance Music Culture.
Originally inspired by “Subway Art” (Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfont) he launched his career
as a Graffiti Artist with his tag or nom de plume Pez derived from his surname Perry. This was followed by a music and cultural explosion in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s it was during this roller coaster period that the images we associate with pez and this era were created. Instead of reaching people via graffiti he created artwork for the use on club flyers which were seen by hundreds of thousands of people every week and unknowingly sewing his art into the fabric of UK dance music culture.
Now also a restaurateur Pez now paints to relax and for enjoyment and this is primarily due to his teenage daughter reminding him not to forget who he is and persuading him to set up a studio again and “start painting”!
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