Alex Torres

Alex Torres

Alex Torres is an artist who has been feverishly documenting his impressions of popular culture since the mid 1980’s. His  large scale paintings incorporate themes of hip-hop, urban culture and graffiti, while also grappling with the design elements of color and form.

Using a mash-up of visual references while maintaining a strong figurative base,  Alex’s mixed media pieces are saturated landscapes of texture, color, and disembodied iconography.

Alex’s  painting, Heaven – Lost Spirits, incorporates acrylic and spray paint, as well as pastel chalk and marker. Alexander created the painting as a tribute to his late grandmother, who is depicted as an angel, hovering over the kingdom of Heaven.

His distinctive style, and compulsive work ethic, make Alex one of the most prolific artists who participate in the collective.


Selected Exhibitions – Alex Torres

upcoming
Politico – Arts Unbound – Orange, NJ * scheduled for October 2016

2016
Arte Moose Group ShowNURTUREart – Brooklyn, NY

2015
Summer Group ShowAlbee Square Farmers’ Market – Brooklyn, NY
Baby Skills (Torres Solo Shirt Sales) – Albee Square Farmers’ Market – Brooklyn, NY
Alex Torres Solo ExhibitionGridspace Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
Summer Group ShowArts Unbound – Orange, NJ
AHRC Group ShowWard-Nasse Gallery – New York, NY
Baby Skills Solo ExhibitionPratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY

2014
Downtown Electric Presents…Trans Pecos – Queens, NY
Summer Group ShowAlbee Square Farmers’ Market – Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Day Habilitation Group ShowCorkscrew Wines – Brooklyn, NY
AHRC New York City Group ShowFive Myles Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

2013
Arte Moose  – Silent Barn – Brooklyn, NY
Pratt ADE Group Show – Front Street Galleries – Brooklyn, NY

2012 & Earlier
AHRC New York City Group ShowPratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY
AHRC New York City Group ShowKingsborough Community College – Brooklyn, NY
AHRC New York City Group ShowPace University – New York, NY

 

Portfolio – Alex Torres