October 12 – December 30, 2021
Diego Torres is a Colombian-American, multidisciplinary artist born in Tarrytown, NY, currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His practice includes mixed-media collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sound, and graphic design. Through the process of layering, accumulation, and removal, Torres’s work serves as an investigation into anxiety, obsession, desire, transformation, healing, and regeneration; as well as, the reimagining of place and its effects on the individual.
Symbolism, expressionism, existentialism, the coming-out process, travel, and the themes and mood of post-punk music have all played roles in influencing Torres’s art works. The complicated relationships of construction, rendering and revealing, covering and concealing, and erasing and releasing all manifest themselves through the visual imagery used in the art work.
Torres received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 2012, and was artist-in-residence at the Julio Valdez Printmaking Studio in New York, NY in 2014 and the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture in Australia in 2016. His work has been commissioned by The New York Times and CityMD and received awards from Scholastic and AIGA. He was an intern at The New Yorker in 2011, The Jaffe Center for Book Arts in 2008, and The Norton Museum of Art in 2006. His work has been exhibited in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thessaloniki, Greece, and Bogong, Australia.