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 (SELECTED)

-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 (SELECTED)

THE OTHER ART FAIR - BROOKLYN - MAY 2019

JULIO VALDEZ PROJECT SPACE - INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION - NEW YORK -MAY 2019

ART PROJECT PAIA - POINT AND LINE TO PLANE - MAUI, HAWAII - APRIL 2019

MERRITT GALLERY - BE BOLD - BALTIMORE - MARCH 2019

JULIO VALDEZ PROJECT SPACE - ART ON PAPER - NEW YORK - MARCH 2019

MERRITT GALLERY - UNEXPECTED SPLENDOR - BALTIMORE - JANUARY 2019

THE OTHER ART FAIR - BROOKLYN - NOVEMBER 2018

THE OTHER ART FAIR - SANTA MONICA - OCTOBER 2018

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ARTISAN SERIES - BUILDING BRIDGES GALLERY - SANTA MONICA - OCTOBER 2018,

MERRITT GALLERY - BALTIMORE - JUNE-JULY 2018 - ALL-AMERICAN INSPIRED

MICHELE MARIAUD GALLERY - THE BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM - BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - JULY 5-8, 2018 - MARKET ART+ DESIGN

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

THE OTHER ART FAIR - BROOKLYN - MAY 2018 - NEW WORKS

MICHAEL WARREN CONTEMPORARY - DENVER - APRIL 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


TV AND FILM CREDITS

THE EVENT (2011)

FREE AGENTS (2011)

SAVE ME (2013)

EASY (2016)(2017)

THE CATCH (2017)