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Fucking the Paradise

2013

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147.32 x 289.56 cm
58 x 114.00 in

Year

2013

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Diptych Mixed media on canvas

Torres depicts a bizarre psychological paradise in the diptych, Fucking the Paradise. He battles his fears, is seduced by his passions, and exposes his vulnerabilities while addressing greater concerns of colonization. On the right, the protagonist is a crazed colonizer who slaughters the tropics of Puerto Rico with a chainsaw. On the left, the jungle is haunted by screams and the laughter of faces intertwined with snakes and vegetation. This bloody orgiastic compositing creates a chaotic and carnivalesque explosion of expulsive color and form. Composed of symphonic movements and spatial relationships which uncover the wonderment of his subconscious. He analyzes “realities” relationship to metaphysical and otherworldly realms. 

1983 , Puerto Rico

Jonathan Torres was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1983, received his BFA in 2009 from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, and his MFA from Brooklyn College in 2012 under the mentorship of Vito Acconci. Currently Torres is a resident at Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (NY, 2022 -23). Nominee of the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, Torres was selected for the Biennale Mercosul (Brazil 2016), won the Charles G. Shaw Award (NY, 2012) and the Arcos Dorados Award (Argentina, 2011). Torres has been exhibiting in solo and group shows between New York and Puerto Rico for over ten years. His work has been featured in Flash Art, Beautiful/Decay, and Art Observed, among other publications. Torres lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and his work belongs to important collections such as the Museum of Fine Art, Boston and Museo Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico.


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