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The Angel and the Tooth Fairy


Single piece



157.48 x 147.32 cm
62 x 58.00 in







Mixed media on canvas

Angel and the Tooth Fairy is inspired by Caravaggio’s painting “The Calling of Saint Matthew”. A Demon writes in blood the laws that govern humankind. This is witnessed by an angel by the Demons side. The two are surrounded by three large “happy/sad” mouths with gnashing, growling, laughing teeth. The painting's chaotic spinning vortex draws us into its depths. Torres explores conflicted emotions as he is pulled between his new life in New York City and his native home he left behind in Puerto Rico.


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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