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Raul de la Torre

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 11 W x 14 H x 1.5 D in

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During the COVID pandemic, I found myself in Brooklyn during the first week of lockdown. The Brooklyn series is a reflection of the colors, people, sounds, poetry, and culture that make this place so unique. Each piece captures a different aspect of Brooklyn’s essence, from its bustling streets to its serene parks. To bring these artworks to life, I used a combination of mixed media on paper and canvas. I wanted to create organic textures that would truly embody the spirit of Brooklyn. Thick layers of acrylic painting were applied, giving the pieces a sense of depth and richness. Additionally, I incorporated thread into the artwork, adding a tactile element that further enhances the overall composition. This one was inspired by Hart Crane poem, THE HARBOR DAWN

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:11 W x 14 H x 1.5 D in

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Barcelona - Catalunya (1964) Many painters create texture upon their canvases by building layer upon layer of paint; with each layer comes a greater sense of history and dimension within the work. Others using thickening agents to almost sculpt their paint, spreading it thickly upon their work’s surface for a subtle 3D effect. Artist Raul de la Torre has chosen a unique route to enrich his acrylic paintings with texture: embroidery.  An abstract textile artist, de la Torre first chooses the colors he wishes to incorporate in the palette of the work he is about to embark upon. To him, the colors represent people, moments or feelings. He paints with acrylic in various blocks of color interacting with one another, evolving a pattern upon his canvas. Sometimes he contains his paint within a clean border, other times he lets his blocks of color drip down the canvas or paper. Next, the artist begins his process of embroidery. De la Torre makes 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. De la Torre’s most recent body of works reflects a series of poems by a well known poet from Catalonia, de la Torre’s home country. An homage to both the poet and the creative process, de la Torre’s technique of embroidery is heart felt exploration. Just as a poet builds words to form metaphor or meaning, the artist builds texture through embroidery to form depth and character

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