Nominated by The University of Illinois at Chicago “I believe in the cliché that anything and everything is art. l loathe being specific.” Eric Perez is a visual artist whose work is influenced by cliche and perspective. Finding comfort in being broad, covering a wide range of ideas and putting them to use, Perez’s work is influenced by topics ranging from the silhouettes of film noir to quirky cartoons. Eric is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Image: In Formation, 2011.