Fabian's international status has been confirmed many times, most recently when he was awarded the prestigious trophy for being Artist of the Year 2014 by the Academy of Artists, Italy. He was named as official artist to the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He has also been acknowledged in his homeland of Argentina with a rare government funded public exhibition for the nation - a huge tribute to an internationally acclaimed fine artist who has brought credit to his country. He has published many collectable canvases and three beautiful hardback books.
He is now one of the world's most collected artists, with celebrity admirers ranging from sporting superstars including Sugar Ray Leonard, Shaquille O'Neal and Lionel Messi, to Grammy Award winning rock star Scott Weiland, singer Shakira, actors Micky Rourke, Mario Lopez and Megan Fox, singer song writer Juan Gabriel, President of the Latin Grammy Awards Gabriel Abora and President of the American Grammy Awards Neil Portnow.
Born in 1967, Fabian grew up outside Buenos Aires in a turbulent world of political upheaval during the post-Peron military regime. Such a childhood could not fail to impact on every area of his life including his artistic ethos, especially when taken in conjunction with his unconventional upbringing.
At the age of 9 Fabian became fascinated with the paintbrush, and using water colors and tempera he painted original portraits of his friends and family. His mother, Edua Herreria, a beautiful Brazilian women, met his father, a handsome and charismatic ladies' man, Antonio Perez, in the late 1950's, in Campana, a small city outside Buenos Aires. They married and had four children of whom Fabian is the youngest.
Edua was the creative force in Fabian Perez's life and Antonio was the inspiration for his work. Fabian witnessed his father's unorthodox and often difficult life, portraying him in his original paintings as “the cool guy” outside nightclubs and bordellos. Antonio owned a number of illegal nightclubs in Campana, and was frequently chased and closed down by the police. Nevertheless the young Fabian Perez was constantly exposed to beautiful women who could seduce a man “simply by lighting a cigarette”. Today we see these “ladies of the night” exquisitely portrayed in many of Fabian's originals and limited editions - memories of his youth and the nightlife he observed.