Written by Yadira Roman
Once again creating a moment worth noting, Fabian Perez presents portrait to Sri Sri Rai Shankarrr personally handing the Spiritual Leader a self-portrait painted with the great gusto of Perez’ realistic approach. His recent presentation of the painting to Shankar in Los Angeles is a transitional moment in his career. The detailed portrait of Shanka includes his distinctive facial appearance, highlighting his peaceful essence and offering a sense of serenity for all that may gaze at it. Perez portrays the leader’s enlightenment through detailed technique and a great sense of joy in the smile of Shankar that is contagious. A skill that Perez showcases consistently is the accurate portrayal of both essence and physique.
Sri Sri Ravi Shanka has been noted as a legend in India as a Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. His powerful teachings and work in bringing about peace in India have influenced many from all corners of the country to act upon his many great words.
It was an apparent honor for Perez to present him with such a personal gift; the artist is very open about his Spirituality and appreciation for a universal knowledge. The experience is one that honors the humility within both individuals coming together through gratitude for each other.
Perez’ proactive stance in honoring great leaders keeps his audience in awe and pleased with his delivery in talent. His delivery may be consistent, but his works are a pleasant and unique surprise each time. Recreating the various aspects of humanity, Perez highlights the fluidity that emotion carries in how we show up in the world. Having a mirror effect on his audience as he invites them to open their hearts and experience the life of another through his scope, as he did with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, allowing us all to feel the joy and determination of the great leader himself.
For more information about Fabian Perez, please visit his website fabianperez.com