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. His works have been exhibited at galleries and art fairs internationally, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Hong Kong, New York and Toronto.
He paints with acrylic in various blocks of color interacting with one another, evolving a pattern upon his canvas. Embroidery provides another element as it creates thick shadows with organic shapes. De la Torre makes horizontal cuts on the canvas or paper and covers these open areas using color matching cotton thread. When combined with light, these shapes create a more dynamic surface and offer different views of the work to various observers.
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