Alexi Torres

Alexi Torres

Cuba 1976

Painting

www.alexitorres.com

Alexi Torres
Alexi Torres
Male
Cuba
1976
November 16, 2015

Alexi Torres is a Cuban artist, known for his paintings and portraits that appear to be formed from intricately woven fabrics. Born in 1979 in Matanzas, Cuba, the artist got his education from the National School of Arts and the Elemental School Art in Havana, Cuba.

Employing his unique painting technique characterized by an exceptional complexity, the artist incorporates social, military, science, educational, philosophic and art symbols and personas. Torres creates his body of work by building up minute details of intertwined strands portraying the features of famous figures ranging from Mick Jagger and Marilyn Monroe to Pablo Picasso or an unnamed soldier. In such way, the artist immortalizes influential figures and symbols of past and present.

Pursuit of Happiness Flag, 2015

Alexi Torres - Pursuit of Happiness Flag, 2015
Alexi Torres – Pursuit of Happiness Flag, 2015

Composed from detailed-painted leaves, feathers, and other organic materials, he changes the context of the original forms and identities into ecological, fragile, ephemeral and natural elements. In his own words, Torres states that “…that’s my way to show our interconnection with each other, we are all interconnected with each other on a physical and spiritual level.”

Washington and Lincoln

Left Alexi Torres - Washington, 2014, Right Alexi Torres - Abraham Lincoln, 2014
Left: Alexi Torres – Washington, 2014 / Right: Alexi Torres – Abraham Lincoln, 2014

For Torres, the process of creation starts from zero – he builds stretchers by himself, stretches the canvas, and primes them. Alexi usually works on five canvases at the same time, with each one taking approximately 6 to 8 weeks to complete.

His artworks are a part of several major private collections, including the ones of Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith, David Mills, Michael and Julie Mills, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Ruth Bennett, as well as public collections of Hoover Public Library, Addo Foundation, Museum of Art Matanzas in Cuba, and Besharat Contemporary.

Alexi Torres’ Art

Alexi Torres - Skull, 2014
Alexi Torres – Skull, 2014

Works of Alexi Torres have been exhibited in many group and solo shows, and art fairs across the world. Venues that have featured his works include DMoMA Lausanne, Switzerland; Rush Gallery, New York; Kai Lin Art, Atlanta; Naomy Silva Gallery, Atlanta; UNIX Gallery, New York, and Evan Lurie Gallery. He is represented by UNIX Gallery.

Alexi Torres divides his time between Atlanta, Georgia and Zancudo, Costa Rica.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015TexasContemporary, Featured by Unix GalleryTexasGroup
2015Art Aspen, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryAspenGroup
2015Art South Hamptons, Featured by Unix Gallery, South HamptonsSouth HamptonsGroup
2015Art Hamptons, Featured by Evan Lurie Gallery, HamptonsHamptonsGroup
2015Summer Group Show: EfflorescenceUnix Gallery, NYCGroup
2015ArtFieldsLake City SCGroup
2015Group ShowGalerie Bel Air, Gstaad, Switzerland Group
2015Art Palm Spring Fine Art FairPalm SpringGroup
2015LA Art ShowLos AngelesGroup
2014ONEMarietta Cobb Museum Of Art, Marietta, GASolo
2014Positive ThoughtsMason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GASolo
2014Houston Fine Art Fair, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryHoustonGroup
2014Red Clay SurveyHuntsville Museum of Art, ALGroup
2014Summer Group ShowUnix GalleryGroup
2014Art Aspen, Featured by Unix GalleryAspenGroup
2014Art Hamptons, Featured by Unix GalleryHamptonsGroup
2014Art Hamptons, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryHamptonsGroup
2014Suite WorksMuseum Of Contemporary Art, GeorgiaGroup
2014Art Palm Spring Fine Art Fair, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryPalm BeachGroup
2014Art Wynwood, Featured by Unix GalleryWynwoodGroup
2014Art Palm Beach Fair, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryPalm BeachGroup
2014MIA (Miami International Art Fair), Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryMiamiGroup
2013Harvest of a Waning MoonUnix Gallery, Chelsea, NYSolo
2013Southern VoicesHoover Library, Hoover, ALSolo
2013Conrad Miami, Featured by Unix GalleryMiamiGroup
2013Art Miami, Featured by Unix GalleryMiamiGroup
2013Scope Miami Beach, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryMiamiGroup
2013Houston Fine Art Fair, Featured by Unix Gallery and Evan Lurie GalleryHoustonGroup
2013Art Aspen, Featured by Unix GalleryAspenGroup
2013Art Hamptons, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryHamptonsGroup
2013Art Southhamptons Fair, Featured by Unix GallerySouth HamptonsGroup
2013DMoMA Belmount Sur Lausanne, SwitzerlandGroup
2013A Matter Of TimeBelair Fine Art, GenevaGroup
2013Art Palm Beach Fair, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryPalm BeachGroup
2013Art Wynwood, Featured by Unix GalleryWynwoodGroup
2012IconsUnix Gallery, Miami, FLSolo
2012Art Miami, Featured by Unix GalleryMiamiGroup
2012Scope Miami, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryMiamiGroup
2012New Work from Alexi Torres and Luis SanchezEvan Lurie GalleryDuo
2012Art South Hamptons Fair, Featured by Unix GallerySouth HamptonsGroup
2012Art Hamptons, Featured by Evan Lurie GalleryHamptonsGroup
2012San Francisco Fine Art FairSan FranciscoGroup
2012Young Talents from AtlantaRush Gallery, NYGroup
2012RefreshMason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GAGroup
2012TerraKai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA. Group
2012Art Palm Beach FairPalm BeachGroup
2012Timothy Tew's Top 25Atlanta, GAGroup
2011Weaving Ephemeral ElementsEvan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, INSolo
2011Red Dot Miami Art FairMiamiGroup
2010International Summer Group ShowBesharat Gallery, Atlanta GAGroup
2009Group ShowTrilogy Art Gallery, Atlanta GA.Group
2004CapitolioDiaz Company Gallery, Atlanta, GASolo
2004DiscoveryNaomy Silva Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
2004N.Y. Art FestivalMiami, Florida, USAGroup
2003ProtegiendomeProvincial Center of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaSolo
2003EstribosProvincial Center of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaSolo
2003Mis Cartas Para ElpidioProvincial Center of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2002AlarmaProvincial Center of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaSolo
2002El Paradigma y Las NuecesProvincial Center of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2002Paradisos ArtificialesProvincial Center of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2002Group ShowSalon Nacional de Dibujo, Provincial Center of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2002Papeles de la IslaCouturier Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2002PraxisCenter of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2002Mapa ConceptualUNEAC Gallery, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2001Camiones ViejosGallery Arenas Doradas, Varadero, CubaSolo
2001Pintores CubanosGora Gallery, Montreal, CanadaGroup
2001Sin TituloProvincial Center of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2001- 2002El Camino Mas CortoCenter of Development of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2000Reencuentros60th Anniversary of the School of Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2000Otra IslaProvincial Center of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
2000International Salon 2000Varadero, CubaGroup
2000Group ShowWest-End Gallery with Lam Group, USA.Group
2000Salon de PaisajeGalleria de Arte, Sol y Mar, Varadero, CubaGroup
2000La Consagracin de la nadaCenter of Visual Art Development, Habana. CubaGroup
1999- 2000El camino ms cortoProvincial Gallery of Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
1999CeibasGallery Melia.Varadero, CubaSolo
1999X MotivosProvincial Gallery of Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
1998MigracionesGallery Bella Costa, Varadero, CubaSolo
1998Mi cabeza y yoNational Colloquial of Plastic Arts of Hermanos Saíz. Matanzas, CubaGroup
1998GenesisProvincial Salon Hermano Saiz, Matanzas, CubaGroup
1998El Arte CubanoII National Salon of UNEAC. Matanzas, CubaGroup
1998Nuestro vino de platano, aunque amargo, es nuestro vinoCultural House, Bonifacio Byrne, Matanzas, CubaGroup
1998Puentes a la luzCenter of Visual Arts, Matanzas, CubaGroup
1997Group ShowLandscape Salon Gallery Arte, Sol y Mar, Varadero, CubaGroup
1996Academia 96International Salon, Havana, Cuba.Group
1995-2003Group ShowProvincial Salon of Modern Art Roberto Diago, Matanzas, CubaGroup
1990DibujosGallery Nueva Paz, Nueva Paz, CubaSolo
1990Group ShowNational Salon of Modern Arts, Havana, CubaGroup