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José Luis Torres

José Luis Torres

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Guy-Favreau Complex

Installation

Cheval de Troie

Biography

José Luis Torres was born in Argentina and has a Bachelor's Degree in visual arts, a Master's Degree in sculpture and training in architecture and integrating art with architecture. He has been living and working in Quebec since 2003. His work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions, in public interventions and artist residencies in Canada, Argentina, the United States, Mexico and Europe.

Projet artistique : Cheval de Troie

In a playful manner, with a touch of irony, the work gathers together an impressive number of colourful objects from our daily environments, facing visitors with the notions of expansion and excess. Perceived as seducing and playful, it questions the fleetingness of things and our tendency to consume in excess and pile up objects of all kinds. The polymorphous work with its vivid colors is quickly perceived as seducing and playful. However, there is something disturbing about it, as if it held a potential threat. The excessive accumulation of plastic overflows from the installation and increases the feeling of insecurity.

 

Audioguide : listen to the artist’s reflexion on the theme « Play and Distraction »

 

Artist’s website

 

© José Luis Torres

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