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Had He Given into Cold Days and Dreams




MEDIUM

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Thread on Canvas

DIMENSIONS (H x W)

15 x 12 in
38 x 31 cm

ARTWORK FRAME

Natural Wood Frame

ARTWORK LOCATION

Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)

About

Barcelona native artist Raul de la Torre's vibrant abstract mixed media artworks pay homage to textiles. De La Torre allows the materials to take over during the process and collaborates with the unexpected to create works that speak to the natures of dynamism and unity. 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 work. In his Fils I Colors series he attempts to find the third dimension through the use of different materials.

This colorful 15-inch high by 12-inch wide original artwork on canvas is framed in a natural wood frame, wired, and ready to hang. Size and price include frame. It is signed, dated, and titled by the artist on the back. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.

This artwork is part of de la Torre's Brooklyn Series, which he describes as, "inspired by Brooklyn: the people, the art, the colors, the textures, the poetry."

The interaction between the artist, gravity, and the paint is important for the final result. A tilting technique 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 feelings, places and people. Some of them are embroidered forever in our memory turning to form part of our DNA. To represent the firmness and strength of that past the cotton is mixed with the paint in the works to form a unity.

Embroidery provides another layer as it creates thick shadows with organic shapes. De la Torre makes horizontal cuts on the canvas 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.

Raul de la Torre was born in Barcelona in 1964 and attended Massana Art School. About the Fils series, de la Torre remarks: “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's artworks can be found in the collections of The Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, the Tropicana Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, the Rothschild Family Collection, and varying Hilton properties. His works have been exhibited and collected worldwide.


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Raul de la Torre

Raul de la Torre

Raul de la Torre, a Barcelona-born artist residing in Los Angeles, embarked on his artistic journey at Massana Art School Barcelona, where he delved into the world of abstract paintings, canvas, embroidery, mixed media, organic shapes, colorful lines, texture, and dimension. His creative exploration led him to experiment with diverse materials, textures, and techniques, unveiling captivating discoveries within each artwork. His original artworks have garnered global recognition, with exhibitions spanning influential art hubs like New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and his mesmerizing paintings now grace esteemed private collections worldwide.

Within his groundbreaking Fils I Colors series, he skillfully merges various elements to uncover the elusive third dimension, employing a fusion of canvas or paper, and mixed media such as acrylic paint and cotton thread to transcend traditional boundaries. De la Torre's deliberate slicing technique symbolizes his fervent pursuit of heightened dimensionality. He masterfully weaves color-matching cotton thread across the horizontal incisions, adorning and concealing these exposed areas. By incorporating embroidery, he introduces an additional layer, casting intricate shadows through the interplay of organic shapes.


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