We had the good fortune of connecting with The Perez Bros. and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi The Perez Bros, why did you pursue a creative career?
We started drawing at a very young age. Growing up we would draw comic book and cartoon characters. It wasn’t until High School when we discovered Andy Warhol that we became interested in Fine Art. All through out High School we took art classes. Once we began experimenting with acrylic paint, we fell in love with it. Even though we were in love with art, we still weren’t sure what career we wanted to pursue after High School. It wasn’t until our senior year when our AP art teacher Ms. Tinajero convinced us to apply to Otis College. We didn’t think we’d get accepted, but we applied anyway because we didn’t know what other college to apply to. Luckily, we got accepted and our art career began. 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We are most proud of our L.A Weekly cover. We were asked to be a part of the Maya Angelou Mural Festival by Branded Arts. L.A Weekly did a story on the festival and chose our mural for the front cover. We are also excited about our upcoming solo show with Thinkspace Gallery. After Otis College we started working on a body of work for about two years, so that we would be ready for a show if the time came. When we felt that we were ready, we started to tag galleries that we really liked on our post on Instagram. The only gallery to respond was Thinkspace. Andrew, the gallery owner; asked us to meet up at the gallery and to take a few paintings with us. We took two of our best paintings, and he told us to leave them with him; he later put them in a group show. We have been showing with Thinkspace ever since. One lesson that immediately comes to mind, is that it is ok to say no.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Our favorite spots to eat is Winghouse in South Gate, Tacos n Michies and 6740 in uptown Whittier. Favorite bars Anarchy Library in Downey, 80s Bar in Fullerton, Rock It in Pomona, Breweries in the Arts District. Hang out spots Lovell’s Records and Tapes and Starlight Cinema in uptown Whittier, Cruise Night’s down Whittier Blvd, Pacific Blvd, Van Nuys Blvd. Lowrider car shows and Art shows.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost our mother Angelica Perez for always believing in us since day one. The homie Jesus Ortega for teaching us how to use acrylic paint. Ms. Tinjaero for encouraging us to apply to Otis College. Otis professors Scott Grieger and Steve Bankhead. Galleries Art Share L.A and La Luz de Jesus. Andrew from Thinkspace gallery. Warren Brand from Branded Arts for giving us our first mural opportunity. Our friends and family for always being supportive.

Website: www.theperezbros.com
Instagram: Theperezbros
Facebook: The Perez Bros,
Other: Email: Artbyperezbros@yahoo.com

Image Credits
@birdmanphotos – Lowrider Artist Portrait, two gallery shots.

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