Being somewhat of a nomad since the waking days of my life, I have found a powerful connection to plant life; which has been one of the only positive constants. Nature has become an extremely important part of my life and has impacted the way I navigate the internal turmoil and constant questioning of my personal origin stories and where I stand today in it all, due to the lack of consistency and structure of my upbringing
The work I make is driven by the constant uncertainty of my idea of a physical and psychological home. I find myself in a habitual state of pursuit to unravel these questions, finding solace in the people that I meet and objects I collect along the way. Self-portraiture has become a big part of my work as another means of examination of this travel.
Printmaking has become a very important part of my life; it is the closest I have come to finding a medium that allows a thought or question to be developed at just the right speed. Woodcuts are incredibly upfront, what you do is what you get. There is something incredibly empowering about the commitment you need to embrace your marks; every cut too deep, stipple, nick, lifting of the grain, it all shows.
Lujan Perez was born in Madrid, Spain and has lived between Madrid and the United States since the first move to Florida in 1997. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Printmaking from the University of Central Florida in spring of 2015.
She is currently pursuing an MFA at the New York Academy of Art with a concentration in Drawing, she is an associate of Hoopsnake Press.