Mixed Media, Acrylic, Thread on Paper
37 x 30 in
94 x 76 cm
White Wood Frame
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
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 represented since 2010 and have been exhibited at galleries and art fairs internationally, including Chicago, Barcelona, Hong Kong, New York and Toronto.
This colorful abstract mixed media artwork is painted with acrylic on paper. After painting, the artist carefully cuts out organic shapes from the paper which he embroiders over with a matching color thread, adding dimensionality to the artwork. The paper is mounted onto a riser on a foam board and framed in a modern white floating frame and Plexiglas. The overall size of this original artwork including the frame is 37 inch tall by 30 inch wide. The size of the work on paper inside the frame is 30 inch tall by 22 wide. This framed artwork is wired and ready to hang. Local Los Angeles area delivery is free. Affordable US and global shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery is 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
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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. 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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