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Mother Appetite


Single piece



182.88 x 157.48 cm
72 x 62.00 in







Mixed media on canvas

Mother Appetite is inspired by Francisco Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son. This nocturnal painting depicts a mysterious woman devouring a grinning cat. Form is created through shimmering light emanating from within a deep atmospheric darkness. A delicious meaty cannibalistic quality of paint tempts the appetite of the viewer with a fleshy and colorful ice cream like quality. Levity and gravitas, sumptuous beauty and revulsion merge in a maelstrom of energy. What is real or symbolic becomes ceremonial for the act of painting.      


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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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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