Cuban artist Alexi Torres crafts oil paintings that appear as though they’re woven, tethering both contemporary iconography and human subjects. In the artist’s portraits, the effect hints at the complexity of these figures; in his broader, more cultural works, the style hints at how so much of our interests and icons are tethered. His process is multi-layered, intricately taking the familiar and adding his “knitted” sensibility.
“(He) discusses the relationship between nature and man in a contemporary context emphasizing the interconnectedness of all living things,” a statement says. “His works are exceptionally complex communicating mystery, imagination, and an element of surprise. He creates a distinctive signature, intricately weaving together organic and symbolic elements to create monumental works which challenge the viewer to see beneath the surface into the archetypal qualities of his subjects.”
See more of his recent work below.