Caesar Perez is a multi-faceted urban contemporary/street artist, illustrator and go-to taskmaster for the imagination. A hyper-creative, Caesar’s 20 year career has peppered the globe with various works. Although born and raised in Chicago, his stories have touched countless locations from America to Europe; works like large-scale murals, interior and exterior installations, paintings, sculptures as well as creative directed events and photo/video shoots. His work is very thematic and in a constant flux, changing from urban landscapes to elements nature down to abstractions of tangible objects. Even when transitioning between mediums, his work still maintains techniques from years of illustration, painting, and design, leaving a signature style that is visible regardless of the sub-ject matter. Much of his influences lie in varied art forms from classical renaissance and Impressionism to more modern genres such as graffiti and graphic novels.
By 2010 he had begun traveling both nationally and internationally until in 2014 he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma, and for the following 1.5 years he had to remain in Chicago for treatment. Since then he has been 2 years in remission and continues to create art
Czr was named in Rolling Stones
as one of the “5 cool things to discover in Chicago
” for his participation in the Big Walls project.