Like Ramón Gómez de la Serna and André Breton, Antonio Pérez discovers curiosity and strangeness in ancient objects which, when decontextualized, he incorporates into his life to endow them with a higher value, as objects that, over time, have become treasures, “unique objects” worthy of collecting.

Antonio is the living example of that apparent collector’s chaos that has surrounded his entire life since childhood. He is a collector of life, of everything potentially collectible: artworks, books, everyday objects, memories, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, posters, toys, fossils, kiosk collectibles, magazines, yearbooks, souvenirs, bottles, stones, botanical prints, advertising objects, business cards, and such an almost endless list, even accumulating curious people and characters in it.

El gabinete de Antonio

If we delve into this Cabinet of Curiosities or “room of wonders” where we have attempted to recreate the world dedicated to his figure and observe carefully, we will come to know the two sides of Antonio’s work as an artist: the Found Objects and the collectible objects, and we will enjoy a small, very small, part of his inner world. A universe in which Antonio has collected everything he has set his mind to, except for one thing that still eludes him today: clouds.