Interfaith Composition City of Peace : Series : 2018 : 2X4 Ft. : Oil on Canvas with Pencil (*)
"My favorite thing about living in China is that you have to check your religion at the door. My least favorite thing about living
in China is that they have no religion." - China Expat2010
Coexistence under the Sun: Interfaith Composition : City of Peace : 2018 : Oil on Canvas (*)
Interfaith Composition No.27 : City of God Series : 2009 : 3X6 Ft. : Acrylic on Canvas with Charcoal (*)
This series begins in New York City in the early 1990's. The paintings evolve during the artists' time living in the Middle East and the Caribbean. Although
Perez-Rubio continued to paint cityscapes while living in Asia, this theme persists in the paintings from China.
The original drawings were based on a common inversion illusion while studying political science in art history in the 1990's, the rhombus like shapes
allow the collector to hang the paintings or rotate them as they see fit. This
supports the concept of one world many religions reflected in the paintings and hopes to encourage mutual
respect and cooperation that you find in Queens, New York, parts of Cairo, most cities in Latin America and parts of South Florida(as has been the artists experience
) All the
paintings humbly attempt to depict progressive interfaith
societies like those that existed in the early Middle Ages where coexistence and commerce were the way forward, not the way backwards.