I wont say what my first thoughts were when he entered to the applause of the selected guests but put it this way, he would be the kind of man that I would see across a crowded bar and avoid like the plague. Which is exactly what I did at his first private view that I attended. His work sells for thousands and at both views, the pieces were gone within minutes.
Meeting him taught me a lesson. It would be so easy to loose the person that you are once you begin to be admired for your work. It would be easy to get caught up in the fame and forget that it is all about the work. Fabian's Paintings are rich and vibrant, glamorous and seductive and that is the image he gives when he steps into the limelight but behind the mask is a man who is very passionate about his work and I suspect if the glory were removed tomorrow, it wouldn't alter his course an inch.
Fabian Perez Biography and other works can be found at http://www.demontfortfineart.co.uk/artists/Fabian+Perez/id/375/artists-profile.asp