In artist Alexi Torres’ work, he paints meticulous detail with every brushstroke. The way he uses paint on canvas, makes you want to reach out and touch them (even though you know you’re not supposed to). It is like he is creating a sculpture, a three-dimensional object, with oil paint. Torres is originally from Cuba, but currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA and Costa Rica.
“My works are an answer to my own appreciation of Earth’s needs. I reconstruct iconic images that represent both classic and modern times from all branches of human development, including the arts, politics, science, education and military. I create this by changing the context of the initial forms into ecological, fragile, ephemeral and natural elements; leaves, weaving, feathers and other elements formed in nature. With each element carefully constructed, I create a new image.”
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