Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse
Raul de la Torre, ‘Fils I Colors CCLXX (270) (Framed)’, Artspace Warehouse

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.

This grey, blue and light purple artwork is painted with acrylic on paper. After painting, the artist cuts holes in the paper which he embroiders over with the exact color thread. The paper is mounted onto a foam board and framed in a white floating frame. The size including the frame of this original artwork is 37" tall by 30" wide. It wired and ready to hang. Local Los Angeles area delivery is free. $125 shipping within Continental US. Affordable worldwide shipping options available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

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 major motivation for the idea behind his series of city artworks “CIUTATS” was Raul’s city, Barcelona, and it's particular infrastructure and architecture which are unique among the cities of the world and which are easily recognizable. His personal attraction to the great cities of the world and the urban life was a true incentive. In this series he portrays 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. I have intended to mold the city, to create my 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.” - Raul de la Torre

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

2016 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
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 825 GALLERY - GEM 2010 - West Hollywood
2010 GALERIA GERALDES DA SILVA - Colectiva de artistas espanhois - Porto, Portugal
2010 ARENA-1 GALLERY – Santa Monica, CA
2009 ART VERSUS WALLS - Berlin, Germany
2009 ARENA-1 GALLERY - Santa Monica, CA
2009 GODO GALLERY - Highly Toxic - Glendale, CA
2009 ROBERT DANIEL GALLERY - Tacoma, Washington
2009 Curator of the show "Europe meets America", Seyhoun Gallery
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


Signature: This artwork is signed, dated, and titled by the artist on the front.

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