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The Wedding Feast


Single piece



182.88 x 157.48 cm
72 x 62.00 in







Mixed media on canvas

The Wedding Feast, inspired by writings of Karl Marx, teases and critiques the convention of marriage and the institutionalized systems that establish its definition. A common wedding portrait is portrayed monstrous, even grotesque in its depiction of the bride and groom. On further analysis this horrific scene rejoices in the beautiful splendors of paint. Working on a delicate lace surface Torres is seduced by the feminine lace as well as reminded of the formal lace in the decor of his Grandparents home. Torres wants the painting to communicate through the five senses touch, hearing. sight, smell and taste, through the pleasures and torments of his painting’s application and its associations. The cat faced groom walks with a paint immersed bride. They are joined by a meaty bouquet of flowers. A dark background absorbs and repels the couple. A priest looms centrally above as a fulcrum to the painting suspending the subject for judgment. 


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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