RAUL de la TORRE

"I first choose the colors I want to incorporate in the palette of the work I’m about to embark upon. To me, the colors represent people, moments or feelings. I paint with acrylic in various blocks of color interacting with one another, evolving a pattern upon the canvas. Sometimes I contain the paint within a clean border, other times I let the blocks of color drip down the canvas or paper. Next, I begin the process of embroidery. I make horizontal cuts on the canvas or paper and covers these open areas using cotton thread. This process of embroidering on canvas or paper adds both intrigue and a sense of depth to each unique work. My most recent body of works reflects a series of poems by a well known poet from Catalonia, my home country. An homage to both the poet and the creative process, my technique of embroidery is heartfelt exploration. Just as a poet builds words to form metaphor or meaning, I build texture through embroidery to form depth and character." Raul de la Torre

Raúl de la Torre 

Born in Barcelona in 1964

Economist – Universitat de Barcelona, London School of Economics.

Master in Marketing Direction by ESMA Barcelona

Attended Massana Art School in Barcelona

Member of LACMA Art Council

Member of LAAA (Los Angeles Art Association)

 

SOLO SHOWS

-SPOTTE ART - NEW YORK - JANUARY/MARCH 2016 - THREADED POEMS
-MATTHEW RACHMAN GALLERY -CHICAGO - NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 -SHAPING MEMORY - Show with Christophe Gausparro
-PRESENTATION SEVEN NEW WORKS AT PETROSSIAN WEST HOLLYWOOD. DECEMBER 2014-JANUARY 2015
-FRESH PAINT - Culver City - November 2013- POEMS AND AFFIRMATIONS - Show with John Randall Nelson

-LAUNCH - Los Angeles - DEEP CUTS - January 14th- February 4th 2012

-CITY OF FONTANA - ART DEPOT - SOLO SHOW JULY - AUGUST 2010 - EXPERIMENTING THE COLOR

-LACMA -ART RENTAL SALES GALLERY- FILS I COLORS  - SHOW APRIL 2010

-SEYHOUN GALLERY. W. Hollywood, CA. Solo show. FILS I COLORS. April-May 2009

-ARTHAUS 66 Gallery. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Solo Show CIUTATS. April 2009

-Bluebird Art House - Whittier - California (USA) Solo show - CIUTATS August 2008

-Bluebird Art House - Whittier- CA (USA) January 2007 Solo show, Vermell I negre

-Infusion Gallery -Los Angeles (USA) November 2006. Solo show - Mans i textures

-Assunta Fox Gallery - Santa Ana - CA (USA) May 2006. Solo show

            

 GROUP SHOWS

-MERRITT GALLERY – BALTIMORE – MAY-JUNE 2018 – MAKING A STATEMENT

-MICHAEL WARREN CONTEMPORARY –  DENVER- APRIL-MAY 2018 – WEST COAST ARTIST

-MERRITT GALLERY – BALTIMORE – MARCH 2018 – SPRING LOOKBOOK EXHIBITION

-SAATCHI ART – SANTA MONICA – FEBRUARY 2018 – CONSTRUCTED

-MERRITT GALLERY – BALTIMORE – JANUARY 2018 – LOVE IS IN THE ART

-DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 2017-18 – IT’S A COLORFUL WORLD

-THE PROJECT SPACE – NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2017 – OPEN STUDIO TOUR

-SLATE ART – DRIP N DRY SHOW – OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 2017

-FP CONTEMPORARY – SUMMER GROUP SHOW – CULVER CITY –JUNE 2016

-825 GALLERY - OUT THERE 2016 - WEST HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 2016
-ART PROJECT PAIA - LOVE IN COLOR - PAIA/MAUI, HI - DECEMBER/JANUARY 2016
-FP CONTEMPORARY - SUMMER GROUP SHOW - CULVER CITY -JUNE 2015
-OFF RAMP GALLERY- SAMPLED GROUP SHOW - PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015
-LA ART SHOW 2015- LOS ANGELES with ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE- JANUARY 2015
-RED DOT ART FAIR - MIAMI with ARSPACE WAREHOUSE - DECEMBER 2014
-TORONTO ART FAIR with ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE- TORONTO-CANADA- NOVEMBER 2014
-MICHAEL WARREN CONTEMPORARY- DENVER- COLORADO. DRIPS, DROPS , POURS AND SPINS. SHOW WITH QUINTIN GONZALEZ, WILLIAM LOVELESS, MELANIE ROTSCHILD AND RAUL DE LA TORRE. OCTOVER-NOVEMBER 2014.
-HOUSTON FINE ART FAIR with ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE - HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 2014
-FREE FORMS GROUP SHOW , FRESH PAINT AND LIVE STYLE STUDIO - SANTA MONICA -JULY-SEPTEMBER 2014
-FRESH PAINT ART - SUMMER SOLSTICE GROUP SHOW - CULVER CITY - JUNE-JULY 2014
-ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE - TRANSFORMING BOUNDARIES - LOS ANGELES - JUNE-JULY 2014
-825 GALLERY - OUT THERE, I DO - WEST HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 2014
-MICHAEL WARREN CONTEMPORARY GROUP SHOW - DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 2014
-LOVE ART FAIR - TORONTO (CANADA) - MAY 2014 with ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE.
-SNP GALLERY - LANGEWEILE - Michael Hayden, Raul de la Torre, Sandra Low, Camilla Bareiss - Curated by Nike Schroeder - ATWATER VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 2013
-FRESH PAINT - SUMMER SALON - GROUP SHOW - CULVER CITY, CA - JULY, AUGUST 2013
-POST - GEFLUSTER - NIKE SCHRODER , MELANIE ARON  AND RAUL DE LA TORRE -LOS ANGELES -JULY 2013
-825 GALLERY - OUT THERE 2013 - WEST HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 2013
-MODERNISM- GROUP SHOW - BLUEPRINT GREEN GALLERY- PALM SPRINGS, CA - FEBRUARY 2013

-GALLERY Y - COLLABORATION OF CIRCLES AND LINES - BARBARA KOLO, DAVID JANG AND RAUL DE LA TORRE- LOS ANGELES- JANUARY 2013

-825 GALLERY - OUT THERE 2012 - WEST HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 2012

-ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE - LAYERED WORKS -LOS ANGELES - JUNE-JULY 2012

-BRUCE LURIE GALLERY - WEST HOLLYWOOD - MAY 2012

-825 GALLERY - GEM 2012 - WEST HOLLYWOOD - April 2012

-BRUCE LURIE GALLERY- WEST HOLLYWOOD- GROUP SHOW- MARCH 2012

-LOS ANGELES ART SHOW 2012 - WORKS PRESENTED AT LAUNCH BOOTH - JANUARY 2012

-825 GALLERY - VERSUS (Collaborative work with Marlene Yamada)- WEST HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 2012

-ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE - COLORS - LOS ANGELES - CA - SEPTEMBER 2011

-VALE FINE ART - OPENING SHOW - PASO ROBLES, CA - SEPTEMBER 2011

-VENICE ART WALK AND AUCTION - Venice Beach - CA (USA) - May 2011

-COBALT STUDIO - IN STITCHES - CHICAGO - MAY 2011

-825 GALLERY - GEM 2011 - WEST HOLLYWOOD - April 2011

-LAUNCH AT MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY - SOLID STRIPES - LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2011

-825 GALLERY - AURORA - WEST HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 2010

-FRESH PAINT GALLERY - GATHERING - CULVER CITY - NOVEMBER 2010

-JON FRUM ART FOUNDATION - LOS ANGELES - THE STRONGEST OF THE STRANGE - SEPTEMBER 2010

-825 GALLERY - OUT THERE - WEST HOLLYWOOD - June 2010

-VENICE ART WALK AND AUCTION - Venice Beach - CA (USA) - May 2010

-825 GALLERY - GEM 2010 - WEST HOLLYWOOD - April 2010

-GALERIA GERALDES DA SILVA - PORTO - PORTUGAL - February 2010 - Group show - Colectiva de artistas espanhois

-ARENA-1 GALLERY - Santa Monica -California - Group Show - January 2010

-INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR PURO ARTE - VIGO -SPAIN - January 2010 - Represented by Galeria Ana Mercader - Almeria

-ART VERSUS WALLS SHOW - BERLIN - GERMANY OCTOBER 2009

-ARENA-1 GALLERY - Santa Monica -California - Group Show September 2009

-GODO GALLERY - Glendale- California - Group show - Highly Toxic - September 2009

-SEYHOUN GALLERY - EUROPE NOW SHOW - GROUP SHOW Curator- Artists- September 2009

-ROBERT DANIEL GALLERY - TACOMA - Washington - Group show: "METAL URGE"- June 2009

-Curator of the show "Europe meets America" At Seyhoun Gallery. June 2009

-SEYHOUN GALLERY - GROUP SHOW "FREE IRAN" - JUNE 2009

- 825 GALLERY - WEST HOLLYWOOD - OUT THERE - Group show - June 2009

- SEYHOUN GALLERY - Downtown Group show -June 2009

- EL SEXTO CONTINENTE - Group show - Centre Civic de la Barceloneta  - BARCELONA- SPAIN -Organized by Ajuntament de Barcelona. June 2009

- Hangar Gallery .Santa Monica, CA. Group Show. January 2009

- Hangar Gallery. Santa Monica, CA. Group show. December 2008

-Director of the 1st International Art Competition at Bluebird Art House - Whittier- CA

-Bluebird art House- Whittier- California December 2007 (Group show)

-Hangar Gallery- Santa Monica. Group show September 2007

-20/20 shows in Palm Springs organize by Blue Bird (May 2007)

-Bluebird art House - Whittier- California (USA) December 2006 (Group show)

-Galerie Bonarelli - Narbonne (France) December 2005 (Group show)

-Galerie Friedricks - Kranenburg (Germany) November 2005 (group show)

 

COMMISSIONS

-FOUR SEASONS ABU DHABI
-MR AND MRS JONAS - NY
-RENAISSANCE WASHINGTON DC
-MORGAN STANLEY - SAN FRANCISCO
-MORGAN STANLEY - NEW YORK

-TROPICANA HOTEL AND CASINO - LAS VEGAS

-CAFE NIKKI - LAS VEGAS

-SR. ENRIQUE SERRATO

-ROTSCHILD FAMILY

-MR. JEFFREY RYNTZ

-J CREW

-MR. CHARLES LANE

-CITY OF FONTANA

-CITY STAR - SIDNEY- AUSTRALIA

-M8TRIX CASINO- SAN JOSE - CALIFORNIA

-MR AND MRS CRAWFORD - MARINA DEL REY - CALIFORNIA

-HILTON HOTELS


TV AND FILM CREDITS

THE EVENT (2011)

FREE AGENTS (2011)

SAVE ME (2013)

EASY (2016)(2017)

THE CATCH (2017)