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“My artwork is a way of communicating the silence that is inside each of us, filling the world with peace and harmony.” — Carlos Torres Carlos Torres was born in Bogota, Columbia in 1955. While an anthropology student at Universidad Nacional Bogota, Torres gained a unique perspective on the energy and spirituality of the human condition which ultimately redirected his ambitions. He changed his course of study and subsequently graduated with a Degree in Art. This unique background and his intimate exposure to the artifacts of the ancients have inspired Carlos’ unique use of textures and warm earth-tones and the energetic magnetism that is so obvious in his works. Each of his pieces of art, whether it be a painting or a sculpture, evokes an emotional response from the viewer, a sense of spirituality from deep within, perhaps even the same type of spiritual feeling that Carlos himself experienced at dig sites in his native Columbia as a student. Torres’ art range from highly organic textural pieces that feature earth-tones to more geometrical offerings with an expansive color pallet and intersecting lines to create shapes that tantalize the imagination, presented in a fascinatingly abstract manner. All within the framework of “Organic Abstraction”, for the creations of nature itself derive much of their beauty and interest from geometric shapes and abstractions as well. Carlos Torres was awarded First Prize honors, establishing him as “The New Master of Painting”, at the Salon Alzate Avendano in Bogota, Columbia (the most significant art competition in Columbia) and went on to represent Columbia in a prestigious art competition held in Cuenca, Ecuador and then was among only thirty artists who were selected to participate in a second competition in Madrid, Spain. Among the distinguished collection in which the works of Carlos Torres can be found: Latin American Art Museum – Long Beach, California, USA Bogota Modern Art Museum – Bogota, Colombia Yves Jeannet Collection – Mexico Steve Dabrosky Collection – Mexico Werner Wagenman – Germany Cecil de Ave Collection – Mexico Leo Kats Collection – Colombia
• Carlos Torres was born in Bogota, Columbia in 1955 and found himself interested in the world of art at a very early age; gaining a unique perspective on the energy and spirituality of the human condition over the years. • This perspective was enhanced and expanded as an anthropology student at Bogota’s National University, where he ultimately redirecting his ambitions and graduated with an Art Degree, becoming a Master Painter. • The experiences of his early college years provided a unique background by exposing Torres to the artifacts of the ancients, having a profound influence on his use of rich textures and warm earth-tones, especially in his earlier works. • The energetic magnetism that is so obvious in each of his paintings and sculptures cannot help but evoke an emotional response from the viewer and a sense of spirituality from deep within. • “Through the language of art, we are able to look at our world with new perspective, for it communicates the subtleties of life to us at their most basic levels. Art touches us all, for it has an eternal soul, a nature that expresses feelings with unmatched clarity.” • Carlos immigrated to the United States in 1980 and considers his new country as his portal to the world, his base of operations from where he has launched exhibitions throughout the Americas including Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, and several locations within the U.S. • Torres now resides in Southern California with his wife, an artist in her own right, and three daughters. Their close and beautiful relationship has allowed him to stay on track as an artist and to develop a style that he refers to as “Organic Abstraction”. • “Organic Abstraction” features paintings and sculptures that range from highly organic textural pieces that feature earth-tones to his more geometrical offerings with an expansive color pallet and intersecting lines to create geometric shapes that tantalize the imagination, presented in a fascinatingly abstract manner. The creations of nature itself, after all, derive much of their beauty and interest from geometric shapes.
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