Antonio Perez and I

Sebastian Di Mauro
Antonio Perez and I, 2020
Watercolour on found printed book, 240 pages, 20 x 13 x 3cm
$8000 SOLD


Exploring a personal and solitary narrative, Sebastian Di Mauro has treated a found copy of Antonio Perez and I (2020), a book about a roguish Spanish statesman, with a saturation of Yves Klein blue and infilled text with lines from his own childhood story (Pane e Zucchero: My Sicilian Story, 2009) also relating his 2018 migration to the US. The wash of blue and Di Mauro’s conceptual images emerging from its depths overwrite his own adventure on three continents over Perez’s notorious life from an earlier time, and layers the richness of his life into that of an historical character’s.

Image: Louis Lim. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.