Over the past 30 years, the fine lines that separate Miguel Perez Lem’s passions as
an artist, creative director, teacher and designer have disappeared to become
one fluid identity. Lem’s creativity is fueled by his intense sense of curiosity,
resulting in a diverse body of work. One of his mainstays are his photographs
printed on metal, a material chosen not only for its durability, but because
it allows for manipulation with heat and chemicals. He utilizes a unique
process of adding layers to his photographs, through various techniques and
mediums, to create inimitable compositions. Lem finds this layering process
representative of a dialogue in different languages building upon one another.
These exchanges develop as the image forms, each part understanding the
other perfectly to produce a sole harmony. Lem pays careful attention to his
choice of materials, as each evokes different thoughts and sentiments. Traveling
is another source of his creativity, as he finds inspiration through exposure to the
wonders of nature and civilizations – past and present – while absorbing different
cultures. Lem incorporates elements from his travels to reflect these rich
experiences and observations.