A Brief Look: The Soft Dreams of Ariana Perez

By Chris Jalufka | 10.19.2013

 

The digital paintings of Barcelona based illustrator Ariana Perez are of the softest dreams — beautiful wisps of color drift across the computer screen.

I don’t know much about Ariana Perez, just this batch of paintings. There’s no Facebook. No main website. No Twitter or Tumblr. Just this set of images on Society6 and Behance. I searched for more and was able to find a limited amount of information —

‘Ariana Perez. Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.’ 

There’s something appealing about this mystery. It’s a good example of how by simply showing great work you can get noticed. But here’s the thing — I want to see more. Know more about Ariana Perez.

There’s something to these paintings that make me want to know the background of the hands responsible. This is a good thing.

 

'Swan Love' by Ariana Perez

‘Swan Love’ by Ariana Perez

 

Perez paints a loneliness without sadness. These are dreams, but the ones that pass without incident. You get a face, a body. A sense of color and then it’s gone.

The figure in ‘Swan Love‘ hangs like a girl of smoke, someone you know you haven’t met, but maybe you have. She’s a form of static that I’ve seen in my sleep and I only know her when she floats through my dream-space.

The other portraits have the same affect —

 

'Pink Hair Lady' by Ariana Perez

‘Pink Hair Lady’ by Ariana Perez

 

'Lonely' by Ariana Perez

‘Lonely’ by Ariana Perez

 

'Raccoon Love' by Ariana Perez

‘Raccoon Love’ by Ariana Perez

 

To see the full catalog of Ariana Perez’s work visit the Society6 Store.

Ariana Perez on Behance

Ariana Perez write up in Lamono Magazine

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