Raul de la Torre, ‘Cities: New York V’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Cities: New York V’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Cities: New York V’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Cities: New York V’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Cities: New York V’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Cities: New York V’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse

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Experimentation with different materials, textures and techniques in each of his paintings has been a point of discovery and a major part of Raul de la Torre’s artwork.

His more recent objective was to pursue a work of art where he could develop a long series of pieces with the same theme. In October of 2007 he embarked on a series of works to realize this objective. He started on the first paintings in the series of CIUTATS (Cities). The first difference of this series from that of all his previous works is the united theme, the second, most accentuated difference, was the greater use of color which was typically less pronounced in previous works.

The major motivation for the idea behind CIUTATS was the artist's city, Barcelona, and it's particular infrastructure, and architecture which is unique among the cities of the world and easily recognizable. His personal attraction to the great cities of the world and the urban life was the remaining incentive.
Raul de la Torre intends to portray the different aspects of the cities as a human creation with their different levels of physical and social existence.

Man created the city and in turn the city has molded the actions and ideas of the human race. Through his artwork, the artist has intended to mold the city, to create his city, to put in order the urban chaos in a reduced physical space. Forget that the cities in which we live have been formed with asphalt, cement, human misery, forgotten revolutions, buried bones and transform them into a conglomeration of texture and color put onto the frontier of canvas and paper.

The artwork is wired and ready to hang. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware. The sides are painted by the artist, and it does not require framing.

SOLO SHOWS
2015 Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014/5 Petrossian, West Hollywood, CA
2013 Fresh Paint, Culver City, CA
2012 Launch, Los Angeles, CA
2010 City of Fontana – Art Depot – Experimenting the Color
2010 LACMA – Art Rental Sales Gallery
2009 Seyhoun Gallery - Fils I Colors - West Hollywood, CA
2009 Arthaus 66 Gallery - Ciutats - Albuquerque, New Mexico
2008 Bluebird Art House - Ciutats - Whittier, CA
2007 Bluebird art House - Vermell I negre - Whittier, CA
2006 Infusion Gallery - Mans i textures - Los Angeles
2006 Assunta Fox Gallery - Santa Ana, CA

GROUP SHOWS
2015 Art Project Paja, Maui, HI
2015 Affordable Art Fair Singapore
2015 FP Contemporary, Culver City, CA
2015 Off Ramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2015 Love Art Fair Toronto, Canada
2015 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2015 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA
2015 LA Art Fair – Artspace Warehouse – Los Angeles, CA
2014 Red Dot Art Fair – Artspace Warehouse – Miami, FL
2014 Art Toronto – Artspace Warehouse - Canada
2014 Houston Fine Art Fair – Artspace Warehouse - TX
2014 Love Art Fair Toronto – Artspace Warehouse - Canada
2014 AAF New York – Artspace Warehouse - NY
2014 LA Art Fair – Los Angeles, CA
2013 825 Gallery – Out There 2013 - West Hollywood
2013 Bluprint Green Gallery – Modernism - Palm Springs, CA
2013 Gallery Y – Collaboration of Circles and Lines – Los Angeles, CA
2012 825 Gallery – Out There 2012 - West Hollywood, CA
2012 Artspace Warehouse – Los Angeles, CA
2012 Bruce Lurie Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
2012 Launch – Artpad San Francisco, CA
2012 825 Gallery – GEM 2012- West Hollywood
2012 Launch – Los Angeles Art Show 2012
2012 825 Gallery – Versus – West Hollywood
2011 Artspace Warehouse - Colors – Los Angeles
2011 Venice Art Walk and Auction – Venice Beach, CA
2011 Cobalt Studio – In Stitches – Chicago, IL
2011 Launch – Merry Karnowsky Gallery – Solid Stripes - Los Angeles, CA
2010 825 Gallery - Aurora - West Hollywood, CA
2010 Fresh Paint Gallery - Gathering - Culver City, CA
2010 Jon Frum Art Foundation – The Strongest of the Strange - Los Angeles, CA
2010 825 GALLERY - OUT THERE - West Hollywood
2010 VENICE ART WALK AND AUCTION - Venice Beach, CA
2010 825 GALLERY - GEM 2010 - West Hollywood
2010 GALERIA GERALDES DA SILVA - Colectiva de artistas espanhois - Porto, Portugal
2010 ARENA-1 GALLERY – Santa Monica, CA
2010 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR PURO ARTE - Vigo, Spain
2009 ART VERSUS WALLS - Berlin, Germany
2009 ARENA-1 GALLERY - Santa Monica, CA
2009 GODO GALLERY - Highly Toxic - Glendale, CA
2009 SEYHOUN GALLERY - EUROPE NOW
2009 ROBERT DANIEL GALLERY - Tacoma, Washington
2009 Curator of the show "Europe meets America", Seyhoun Gallery
2009 SEYHOUN GALLERY - FREE IRAN – Los Angeles
2009 825 GALLERY - OUT THERE - West Hollywood
2009 SEYHOUN GALLERY - Los Angeles
2009 EL SEXTO CONTINENTE - Barcelona, Spain
2009 Hangar Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
2008- Hangar Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
2007 Bluebird art House- Whittier, CA
2007 Hangar Gallery - Santa Monica
2007 20/20 shows in Palm Springs organized by Blue Bird
2006 Bluebird art House – Whittier, CA
2005 Galerie Roland Hubsch - Luxembourg
2005 Galerie Bonarelli - Narbonne, France
2005 Galerie Friedricks - Kranenburg , Germany

COMMISSIONS
TROPICANA HOTEL AND CASINO - LAS VEGAS
CAFE NIKKI - LAS VEGAS
SR. ENRIQUE SERRATO
ROTHSCHILD FAMILY
MR. JEFFREY RYNTZ
J CREW

Signature: This artwork is signed and dated by the artist on the front, in the lower right corner.

About Raul de la Torre

b. 1964, Barcelona, Spain, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Solo Shows

2016
2015
Matthew Rachman Gallery, 
Chicago,
Shaping Memory