BEHIND THE PIECES
Armando Perez Aleman was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1955. From a young age, he exhibited a passion for artistic expression, attending the Escuela Provincial de Arte (EPA) in Cienfuegos, Cuba, and ultimately the University of Havana, where he studied Philosophy and Art. Close to graduation in 1979, Perez Aleman realized that his future was not in his native land and looked to the United States. Since then, he has continued to express himself through the art of the written word and the visual arts.
Perez Aleman has been selected to exhibit his pieces at various art festivals throughout Florida, including the Downtown Delray Art Festival and St. Armands Circle Art Festival. In 2013, he was selected to create a work of art for Art That Feeds, a local charity. Most recently, his work was featured at Spectrum Miami Art Show during Art Basel.
Currently, Perez Aleman focuses all of his energy on his art studio, Bajareke or “art shack”, located in the Bird Road Art District in Miami, Florida. It is in the seclusion of his bajareke, complemented by the sounds of cutters, hammers, grinders and the light of the metal sparks, that the artist immerses himself in an enjoyable and inspirational atmosphere.
His collections are an intimate reflection of themes that in one way or another have affected and helped shape the artist as an individual.
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Bajareke art studio is a place for creation, where the love for the art is in the air and friends are always welcome.
The studio: bajareke or “art shack”, is located in the Bird Road Art District in Miami, Florida.
In that seclusion, accompanied by the sounds of cutters, hammers, grinders and the light of the metal sparks, that the artists immerses themself in an enjoyable and inspirational atmosphere.
It is in the studio's gallery where unique exibitions are shown, along or beside the resident artist, which permanetly renovate and expose his sculptures.
Armando Perez Aleman’s contemporary style has emerged from a profound interest in bringing the audience into his mind, heart and soul. Themes in his work allude to elements of his past— water, an intrinsic part of the artists’ life, as well as the artist’s background in construction, the materials he used, their forms and movements. The artist’s work is always guided by a sense of optimism and positivity.
In his “Rumbos” series, Perez Aleman seeks to capture the harmony that symbolically unites an artist with his materials. The resulting artworks are the product of Perez Aleman’s personal experience and speak to the universality of every man’s journey—across cultures, throughout time.
Perez Aleman’s proximity to the sea from childhood to the present has marked him deeply and has been a big influence on his work.
In his series “The Mutation of the Fish”, Perez Aleman attempts to compel the collective consciousness to cherish the environment. He uses the female figure as a symbol of creation, positioning her as a guardian of life.
Each piece is made of metal, wood, clay or bronze, some with multiple pigments, textures, curves and lines, or poems and formulas buried in their skin, reflecting the delicate desire to touch and reach out.