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Toro Negro


Single piece



132.08 x 127 cm
52 x 50.00 in







Mixed media on canvas

A mountain in the center of the Island at Ciales, Puerto Rico, Toro Negro, is the source and title of this painting. A romantic outing goes bad as the vulnerable central figure the “girlfriend'' is threatened by the menacing predatory demon serpin. Her guardian, the zombie Torres, uses a machete to hack the demon to death at the edge of the forest. The dead kill’s evil to save a life. The vulnerable innocence of life is unaware of the looming evil that threatens fate.


Current location of the artwork: Brooklyn, NY

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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