Material Reinvention: New Approaches to Abstraction
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. In his Fils I Colors series of works, he attempts to find the third dimension through the use of different materials.
Initially, he removed paint from the artistic equation by slicing the works, combining canvas and paper with selected materials. Gradually, the slicing gained more importance, a reflection, perhaps, of his increased desire to be more aggressive. Embroidery provides another element as it creates thick shadows with organic shapes. When combined with light, these shapes offer different views of the work to various observers.
The interaction between the artist, gravity, and the paint is important for the final result. The technique attempts to eliminate the absolute imprint of the artist’s hand. This permits the paint to be a major architect of the final result, giving it a life of its own. It results in infinite and timeless color combinations. In many cases, the different layers of color each represent a temporary state of mind, time, and even places and people.
“FILS I COLORS is an attempt to find life, movement and parts that are not static, that change in their interaction with the observer. The different combinations of colors represent different emotions and interpretations for each individual interacting with the works.” – Raul de la Torre
The artwork is framed in a white frame with a floating mount, acrylic glass, is wired and ready to hang. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware is included. Size indicated includes frame.
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
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
Signature: Signed on front
b. 1964, Barcelona, Spain, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States