Born in 1967, Fabian grew up outside Buenos Aires in the turbulent political upheaval of the post-Peron military regime. Such a childhood could not fail to impact on every area of his life including his artistic sensibility, especially when taken in conjunction with his unconventional upbringing.
At the age of 9 he became fascinated with watercolor and tempera, and painted portraits of friends and family. His mother, Edua Herreria, a beautiful Brazilian women, met his father, Antonio Perez, a handsome and charismatic ladies’ man in the late 1950’s, in Campana, a small city outside Buenos Aires. They married and had four children of whom Fabian is the youngest.
Edua was the creative force in Fabian’s life and Antonio was the inspiration for his work. Fabian witnessed his father’s unorthodox and often difficult life, portraying him in his paintings as “the cool guy” outside nightclubs and bordellos. Antonio owned a number of brothels and illegal nightclubs in Campana and so the young Fabian was constantly exposed to beautiful women who could seduce a man “simply by lighting a cigarette”. Today we see these ‘ladies of the night’ exquisitely portrayed in his paintings - memories of his youth and the nightlife he observed.
At the age of 16 Fabian was faced with the loss of his mother and 3 years later the loss of his father. The sadness and despair he experienced left him confused and searching for answers. In 1984 he crossed paths with Sensei Oscar who later became his teacher, master, close friend and father figure.
In 2001 two art publishers and gallery owners fell in love with an exhibition of Fabian’s work and formed a partnership with him to develop his career as a fine artist. The collaboration was an overwhelming success; every painting Fabian created was sold immediately and the demand for his work exploded.