*Interview with Textile Artist: http://www.textileartist.org/raul-de-la-torre-interview/
*The work, THREE LETTERS, THREE WORDS, THREE POEMS DESIGN MY LIFE, has been featured on TIME OUT BARCELONA (January 2014).
*"POEMS AND AFFIRMATIONS" AT FRESH PAINT ART GALLERY.
FEATURING JOHN RANDALL NELSON AND RAUL DE LA TORRE.
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2nd FROM 6 TO 8 PM.
PREVIEW FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1ST FROM 1 TO 6 PM
5835 Washington Blvd, Culver City 90232
*LANGEWEILLE - MICHAEL HAYDEN, RAUL DE LA TORRE, SANDRA LOW, CAMILLA BAREISS. CURATED BY NIKE SCHROEDER. AUGUST 10TH 2013, 7 TO 9 PM AT SNP GALLERY, ATWATER VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES.
*GEFLÜSTER - 2013 July Kamikaze Exhibits - POST, Downtown Los Angeles, July 6th 2013, 7-9 pm.
*Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and the City of West Hollywood are proud to announce the sixth annual Out There exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood's Pride Month festivities. This effort commemorates West Hollywood's lasting commitment to raising public awareness and appreciation of the talents and abilities of all artists.
The Out There exhibition opening at Gallery 825 on June 7 is an all-media exhibition juried by noted collectors Francisco George and William Escalera.
O...ut There celebrates and acknowledges the special opportunities that West Hollywood provides for creative individuals.
Out There is made possible by the City of West Hollywood Arts Grant Program and the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission. Out There runs June 7-14 at Gallery 825 (with special Sunday hours on June 9 after the Pride Parade).
Featured Artists: AMEN, James Bently, Kelly Berg, Douglas C. Bloom, Erin Bobo, Nicholas Bonamy, Jarred Cairns, Miri Chais, Michael Chearney, Ching Ching Cheng, Richard Chow, Katie Collins, Nicholas Coroneos, Raul de La Torre, Lore Eckelberry, Gabor Ekecs, Bryan Trent Fair, Natalie Marie Franco, Tina Frugoli, Chie Fujii, Steven Fujimoto, Kimberly Gibson, Lushe Hunanyan, Paula Izydorek, Cindy Jackson, Carla Jerome, Motoko Kamada, Colleen M. Kelly, Isabella Kelly-Ramirez, June Kim, Linda Kunik, Campbell Laird, Echo Lew, John Luckett, Steve Moses, Michael Ochinero, Billy Pacak, Osceola Refetoff, Launa D. Romoff, Ann Marie Rousseau, Larisa Safaryan, Andrea Schoening, Maxine Smith, Lisa C. Soto, Charles Starr, Phil Tarley, Elizabeth Tobias, Vincent Tomczyk, Ariel Vargassal, Frank Ventrola, Hung Viet Nguyen, Joel Woodard, Elyse Wyman, Chie Yamayoshi and Ivory Yeunmi Lee.
*Represented by Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas-Texas.
*Taking part in the International Project ARTIST'S SHUFFLE with 100 artist from around the world.
*ARTIST TALK AT GALLERY Y - MARCH 2nd, 2013.
Collaboration of Circles & Lines artists: Barbara Kolo, David B Jang and Raul de la Torre.
*MODERNISM Group show - Artist's Reception - February 17, 2013 at
New works by Raul de la Torre, Nathan Forrest Stinson, Annette Pajaanen and E. Van Horn.
*The Opening at Gallery Y - Los Angeles was last Saturday January 12th 2013.
3500 W. 6th St., #304 Los Angeles, Ca. 90010
Contact: Myung Deering, 213-788-3341, 310-804-7667
Collaboration of Circles & Lines
January 12, 2013 – February 15, 2013 ...
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Y is pleased to present the first show of the New Year, Collaboration of Circles & Lines with three prominent local artists, David Jang, Barbara Kolo and Raul de La Torre.
Inspired by movements of circles and lines offered in nature and the surrounding environment, they transform those images by using their own textures and techniques. Each artist explores his/her abstract ideas on color, light and material with circles and lines.
David B Jang graduated from the College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Min. His work utilizes materials and object-making to articulate the countervailing forces inherent in the everyday life. His technique can be described as an exacting, fanciful, or even obsessive re-creation of common materials. He deconstructs, re-programs and re-constitutes industrial and commercial cast-offs to reveal new relationships between the object and the viewer.
Barbara Kolo was born and educated in New York. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from SVA. She moved to Paris, France in 2000 and worked in La Bastille, which allowed her to participate in “Genie de la Bastille,” which is a similar to the Venice Art Walk in California. Her paintings were part of group exhibitions in France including one at the Palais des Art in Marseilles. Barbara’s paintings are abstractions of nature. She is influenced by colors, light and movement through dots and drips of paint that form her images.
Raul de La Torre was born in Barcelona, Catalunya and attended the Massana Art School. His art have been shown in galleries of Europe and United States. His works in the last four years cover numerous themes by different materials, textures and techniques. Through these experimentations, he has pursued his portrayal of different aspects he encountered in different locations. He recognizes the unique aspects of different urban life styles and social existence and to mold those unique urban chaos in reduced physical spaces of his own.
*ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE - Artist Talk and reception, Saturday, June 16th 4-6 pm
Raul de la Torre and Hilary Bond. ArtTalk 5pm
LACMA MUSE ARTWALK
SATURDAY JUNE 16th, 12-8pm
Special opening hours at Artspace Warehouse 11 am-7pm
7354 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles 90036
*Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and the City of West Hollywood are proud to announce the fifth annual Out There exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood's Pride Month festivities. This effort commemorates West Hollywood's lasting commitment to raising public awareness and appreciation of the talents and abilities of all artists.
The Out There exhibition, opening at Gallery 825 on June 8, is an all-media exhibition that celebrates and acknowledges the special opportunities that West Hollywood provides for creative individuals. Out There is made possible by the City of West Hollywood.
Jurors: Francisco George and William Escalera
Ruben Acosta, Gary Frederick Brown, J.T. Burke, Jarred Cairns, Ellen Cantor, Joanne Chase-Mattillo, Michael Chearney, Nicholas Coroneos, Yu Cotton-Well, Adrienne Davis, Jolly de Guzman, Jose L. De Juan, Raul De La Torre, Wanda Decca, Jack Dorlan, Lore Eckelberry, Hadiya Finley, Helane Freeman, Dwora Fried, Norbert Garcia, Michael Giliberti, Teale Hatheway, Eileen Hespen, Kirk Kain, Motoko Kamada, Jim Keville, Linda Kunik, Teresa Lakier, Echo Lew, Gray Malin, Mary Grace McKernan, Daniel Monteavaro, Andy Moses, Marin Murakoshi, Michael Ochinero, Mei Xian Qiu, Burton Rein, Rachael Rendon, Karrie Ross, Dennis Ruble, Linda Jo Russell, Susan Sanchez, Heather Scholl, Cory Sewelson, Sharron Shayne, Rena Small, Ashleigh Sumner, Hui Tan, Phil Tarley, Joseph Terrill, Vincent Tomczyk, Tim Townsley, Ariel Vargassal, Frank Ventrola, Cathy Weiss, Davyd Whaley, Karen Frimkess Wolff and Joan Wulf.
*ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE - LAYERED WORKS - June 2 - July 31, 2012
The artists' works on display in this nicely balanced, cohesive exhibition embrace the layering of images and materials in artworks. The exhibition foc...uses on the complexity and synthesis of layered works by artists:
Complexity and synthesis is built up out of visual and material elements that work perfectly, layered one over the other. The featured artists approach the layering of imagery or materials on their artworks in diverse ways yet include similar relationships of energy, thought and reflection.
*BRUCE LURIE present JASON POTET
also featuring work from: Raul de la Torre, Daniel Brice.
May 26 June 20. Opening reception Saturday May 26, 6-10 pm.
601 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA 94109
May 17 - May 20, 2012
Exhibiting Artists: Todd Carpenter, Thomas Frontini, Marion Lane, Antonio Pelayo, Raul de la Torre
*PARTICIPATING AT GEM 2012 - 825 GALLERY - SATURDAY APRIL 21ST 2012
*2 NEW WORKS PRESENTED BY LAUNCH AT LOS ANGELES ART SHOW 2012
*DEEP CUTS AT LAUNCH
5900 Wilshire Blvd, East Annex (Variety Building), Los Angeles
January 14th - February 4th 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, January 14th, 6 to 10pm
*VERSUS at 825 GALLERY
Juried by Gemini G.E.L's Michele Urton, Opens on Saturday January 14th.
Collaborative work with Marlene Sanaye Yamada
*ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE - COLORS - OPENING SEPTEMBER 21ST 2011
FROM 7 TO 9 PM
*WORKS FROM THE CIUTATS SERIES SHOWN AT PAVILLON CHRITOFLE - RODEO DRIVE- BEVERLY HILLS, DURING FASHION NIGHT OUT
*FILS I COLORS CONVERSE SHOES. LIMITED EDITION 25 PAIRS PER PAINTING. 10 PAINTINGS AVAILABLE
*MAY 2011 . IN STITCHES SHOW AT COBALT STUDIOS IN CHICAGO
1950 W. 21st St.
Allison Lacher, Lynnette Miranda, Raul de laTorre, Ike Floor, Liz McCarthy, Salvador Domiguez, Anni Holm, Kate Hampel, Jackie Orozco, Lori Endo, Jennifer Hines, Ray Arroyo, Vanessa Sanchez, Charity White, Mikey Anderson.
Multidisciplinary exhibition featuring contemporary craft
more info: cobaltartstudio.blogspot.com
*SOLID STRIPES GROUP SHOW AT LAUNCH
Featuring: Philippa Blair, Jay Mark Johnson, Christopher L. Mercier, Andy Moses, Gretel Stephens, Raul de la Torre
170 S. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 2011, 7 - 11pm
Hours: March 12 - April 9
The assembled artists all use stripes and layers as formal constructs, but each has found a way to transform this staple of abstraction into genuinely expressive, individually poignant, and even quasi-narrative works of affecting beauty. Among them are those engaged with the current of life in a city, those finding their inspiration away from the man-made environment, and those who seduce the pattern-finding impulse in the mind of the viewer. The show presents works of heavy, gestural pigmentation; the cool regard of photographic science; the topographical layers of mixed media collage; and instances where evidence of the artist's hand has been obscured. Above all, it demonstrates just how salient, resilient, malleable and, so to speak, solid the stripe can be when represents everything from a street, to a cresting wave, an emotion, or even an idea.
Nature is a fecund realm of astonishing power and chaotic harmony, where a prismatic array of simultaneous phenomena self-choreographs each moment of existence. Though sometimes cruel and destructive, the natural world is also a place of simple beauty and awe-inspiring splendor. Cities are bustling places that offer alternately vibrant, dangerous, crowded, lonely, sublime, terrifying, inspiring, haunted, architectural, energetic, intellectual, and violent experiences. Both city and nature are archives of interlocking histories; multidimensional, ever-changing networks of generations that continually replace, displace, and build upon one another, like the soil and stone in the strata of the Earth beneath our streets. Moving between these layers of Life and lives is man who among his faculties are counted both the gift and the drive to try and sort all this out.
Andy Moses generates a new visual language, using the forces and rhythms of gravity instead of brushes to create ambiguously evocative non-landscapes. Jay Mark Johnson's hi-tech photographs reverse the usual roles of movement and solidity, capturing unmediated images of the outside world that are as much brain science as they are document. Philippa Blair uses a fair variety of techniques, the better to encapsulate something essential about the meandering way a city shudders into being over centuries, and what it is like to navigate that in real life. Painter Christopher L. Mercier organizes images and spaces in a way that resolves the age-old battle between line and color, using masses of paint to conflate the x, y, and z axes in playful, unsettling tableaux. Gretel Stephens seems to turn line on its head, forcing paint into flattened, luminous cross-sections like halos or single rings of a tree. Raul de la Torre is perhaps the most ebullient of the bunch, compressing linear splashes of latitude and longitude into colorful gestures that speak to the accumulation of memories.
Shana Nys Dambrot, Los Angeles 2011
*GATHERING SHOW AT FRESH PAINT - CULVER CITY - NOVEMBER 2010
*FILS I COLORS 37 AT 825 GALLERY - AURORA GROUP SHOW NOVEMBER 2010
*CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS AWARD FROM THE CITY OF FONTANA
*SOLO SHOW AT FONTANA - EXPLORING THE COLOR - SUMMER 2010
*SHOW AT LACMA MARCH - APRIL 2010
Gwyneth Paltrow visited the last Show at Seyhoun Gallery