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Mother Appetite II

2019

Single piece

1

Size

81.28 x 66.04 cm
32 x 26.00 in

Year

2019

Medium

Paintings

Reference

826b609b

Mixed media on canvas

Mother Appetite II, similar to Mother Appetite Torres, reflects upon the interpretation of a muse, together they represent opposites dark and light or happy and sad. In this painting a contemplative sorcerer sits amongst a field of meaty flowers engulfed by an ominous landscape as she conjures a spell that conducts a golden glow. Her beautifully serene face slips into a somber frowning cat with a Pinocchio-like nose. The observer becomes the observed, as the subject now mirrors the psychology of the artist.

 

Current location of the artwork: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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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New York,

Park Place Gallery derives its name from the street of its origin in Brooklyn, NYC, but it is also a nod to the original SoHo Park Place Gallery of the 1960’s. That creative mecca for then lesser known artists was formative to the careers of many New York greats including Mark di Suvero, Sol LeWitt, Eva Hesse, Brice Marden, Carl Andre, Al Held, Philip Gla...

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