RAUL DE LA TORRE | VIEW GALLERY-FILS I COLORS CCLII (252)-2015

RAUL DE LA TORRE | VIEW GALLERY

"FILS I COLORS CCLII (252)" 2015

30" x 45" (76 x 114 cm) mixed media on canvas, acrylic and embroidery

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The starting point and inspiration for "Poèms" collection for SpotteArt is a series of verses, some personal and some from the catalan poet Miquel Marti i Pol. Poems that reflect loss, but not always sadness.The color is used as a code to represent times, places and people left behind. Some of them are embroidered forever in our memory turning to form part of our DNA. To represent the firmness and streght of that past the cotton is mixed with the paint in the works to form a unity. Embroidery provides another element by creating thick shadows with organic shapes. When combined with light, these shapes offer different views of the work to various observers.


Artist influenced by: Joan Miro, Tristan Tzara, poetry, Barcelona, Jean Arp

BIO

Raul De La Torre (b. Barcelona, 1964), LA-based mixed media artist.  He graduated from Massana Art School in Barcelona in 1996. Member of LACMA Council. Member of LAAA (Los Angeles Art Association)

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

MATTHEW RACHMAN GALLERY – Chicago, November/December 2015 – SHAPING MEMORIES 

PETROSSIAN WEST HOLYWOOD – West Hollywood, California - December 2014 / February 2015 

FRESH PAINT - Culver City - November/December 2013 -POEMS AND AFFIRMATIONS- Show with John Randall Nelson

LAUNCH, Los Angeles, California, DEEP CUTS January-February 2012

CITY OF FONTANA – ART DEPOT –JULY – AUGUST 2010 – EXPERIMENTING THE COLOR

LACMA –ART RENTAL SALES GALLERY – SHOW APRIL 2010

SEYHOUN GALLERY. W. Hollywood, CA.. FILS I COLORS. April-May 2009

ARTHAUS 66 Gallery. Albuquerque, New Mexico. - CIUTATS April 2009

Bluebird Art House – Whittier – California (USA)– CIUTATS August 2008

Bluebird art House – Whittier- CA (USA) January 2007 - Vermell I negre

Infusion Gallery –Los Angeles (USA) November 2006 - Mans i textures

Assunta Fox Gallery – Santa Ana – CA (USA) May 2006

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

FP CONTEMPORARY – SUMMER GROUP SHOW – CULVER CITY, CA – JUNE/JULY 2015

OFF RAMP GALLERY – SAMPLED GROUP SHOW – PASADENA, CA –FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015

ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE – LA ART SHOW 2015 – LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 2015

ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE – RED DOT ART FAIR – MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 2014

ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE – TORONTO ART FAIR – OCTOBER 2014

MICHAEL WARREN CONTEMPORARY -DRIPS, DROPS, POURS AND SPINS – DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 2014

ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE - HOUSTON ART FAIR- SEPTEMBER 2014 

FREE FORMS GROUP SHOW, FRESH PAINT AND LIVESTYLE STUDIO – SANTA MONICA- JULY-SEPTEMBER 2014

FRESH PAINT ART – SUMMER SOLSTICE GROUP SHOW – CULVER CITY – JUNE/JULY 2014

ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE – TRANSFORMING BOUNDARIES – LOS ANGELES – JUNE/JULY 2014

825 GALLERY – OUT THERE, I DO – WEST HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 2014

MICHAEL WARREN CONTEMPORARY GROUP SHOW – DENVER, COLORADO – MAY 2014

LOVE ART FAIR – TORONTO, CANADA – WITH ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE

SNP GALLERY- Atwater Village - LANGEWEILLE - August 2013- Group show, curator: Nike Schroeder

POST - GEFLUSTER – Nike Schroder, Melanie Aron and Raul de la Torre -Los Angeles -July 2013

825 GALLERY – OUT THERE 2013 - West Hollywood – June 2013

BLUPRINT GREEN GALLERY – MODERNISM – GROUP SHOW – Palm Springs, CA – February 2013

GALLERY Y – COLLABORATION OF CIRCLES AND LINES – David B. Jang, Barbara Kolo, Raul de la Torre – LOS ANGELES-CA – January 2013

825 GALLERY – OUT THERE 2012 - West Hollywood – June 2012

ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE – LAYERED WORKS – LOS ANGELES – JUNE-JULY 2012

BRUCE LURIE GALLERY – ABSTRACT SHOW - LOS ANGELES – MAY 2012 

LAUNCH - ARTPAD SAN FRANCISCO –  May 2012

825 Gallery – GEM 2012- West Hollywood –April 2012

LAUNCH - LOS ANGELES ART SHOW 2012 - January 2012

825 Gallery – Versus (Collaboration with Marlene Yamada) – West Hollywood – January 2012

ART SPACE WAREHOUSE - COLORS -LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 2011

VENICE ART WALK AND AUCTION – Venice Beach – CA (USA) – May 2011

COBALT STUDIO – IN STITCHES – CHICAGO – MAY 2011

MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY/ LAUNCH - SOLID STRIPES SHOW - LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2011

825 GALLERY – AURORA 2010 – WEST HOLLYWOOD – NOVEMBER 2010

JON FRUM ART FOUNDATION – LOS ANGELES – THE STROGEST OF THE STRANGE - SEPTEMBER 2010

825 GALLERY LAAA BENEFIT AUCTION – WEST HOLLYWOOD - JULY 2010

825 GALLERY –  OUT THERE - WEST HOLLYWOOD –JUNE 2010

VENICE ART WALK AND AUCTION – Venice Beach – CA (USA) – May 2010

825 GALLERY – GEM 2010 – WEST HOLLYWOOD – April 2010

GALERIA GERALDES DA SILVA – PORTO – PORTUGAL – February 2010 – Group show – Colectiva de artistas espanhois

ARENA-1 GALLERY – Santa Monica –California – Group Show – January 2010

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR PURO ARTE – VIGO –SPAIN – January 2010 – Represented by Galeria Ana Mercader – Almeria

ART VERSUS WALLS SHOW – BERLIN – GERMANY OCTOBER 2009

GODO GALLERY – Glendale- California –– Highly Toxic – September 2009 

SEYHOUN GALLERY - EUROPE NOW SHOW – GROUP SHOW Curator- Artists- September 2009

ROBERT DANIEL GALLERY – TACOMA – Washington – “METAL URGE”- June 2009

Curator of the show “Europe meets America” At Seyhoun Gallery. June 2009

SEYHOUN GALLERY – GROUP SHOW “FREE IRAN” – JUNE 2009

EL SEXTO CONTINENTE – Group show – Centre Civic de la Barceloneta  – BARCELONA- SPAIN June 2009

WILSON WILIAM GALLERY – London - Traveling light – Venice Biennale- May June 2009

Hangar Gallery. Santa Monica, CA. Group Show. January 2009

Director of the 1st International Art Competition at Bluebird Art House – Whittier CA 

 

Artist's media includes some of or all: acrylic, linen, cotton thread, molding paste, canvas