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The Last Supper

2017

Single piece

1

Size

127 x 182.88 cm
50 x 72.00 in

Year

2017

Medium

Paintings

Reference

5fecd804

Mixed media on canvas

Using the format of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Torres transforms the subject and creates his own narrative. Torres presents a new perspective that expands the vision of the known to what can be. Spread out the flayed sacrificial central figure represents the last meal. Its torn apart corpse covers the table in blood and carnage remaining volatile with squirting blood and flinging flesh dispersing throughout the scene. The central figure rising above in the traditional position of Christ is now Torres' iconic figure, the “Frowning Cat”. The toast is being made and the ceremony is in full force as the bottle is raised while flesh and blood stains the mouths of all. As the viewer examines the “guts of the painting”, a grotesque scene, one finds an inventive space where the drama of the paint reveals the phantasmagoric narrative which ensues. The beautifully painted surface draws us into the turbulent depths. Comparing the subject and its interpretation to the act of painting, we can see a parallel in radicality and anarchy. Yes, even Christ was a rebel for his time.

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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