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See Emilio Perez’s Gorgeous, Nightmarish Paintings

The nightmarish abstract paintings that make up Emilio Perez's "Breakfast by the Light of the Moon" are so textured and tactile — they're actually multiple sheets of painted latex and acrylic that have been layered over wood, then cut away to expose the various colors beneath — that your natural impulse is to touch them. But they're also a treat for the eyes, resembling everything from apocalyptic storms to densely packed flocks of magical birds to rivers running through hell. They're on view through March 13 at Galerie Lelong.

Photo: Courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York