José Luis Torres was born in Argentina and has a Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts, a Master’s Degree in sculpture and training in architecture and integrating art with architecture. He has been living and working in Quebec since 2003. His work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions, in public interventions and artist residencies in Canada, Argentina, the United States, Mexico and Europe.
D’une autre nature
Mainly in the form of sculptures and installations, José’s work is motivated by the appropriation of space and the redirection of meaning given to materials from our everyday environments. Spontaneity and accumulation are recurrent themes in his work; his approach combines the ideas of survival economy, workforce and the ready-made.
The artist’s pieces are playfully rooted in a reflection on the phenomenon of coexistence with unplanned elements, modifying one another to form environments in a state of constant evolution. To “make do with” is one of his artistic needs and a cornerstone of his process; a progressive construction and “deconstruction” that explore the ways in which we occupy space by using subversively the rules of crafting.
The installation D’une autre nature [A different nature] is at once accumulative, viral and invasive. The entire creation process invites the viewer to think about the passing of time and what is left.