“so what do you do for a living?” – Oil on wood, 161/2 x 13″
Naturally gifted with a keen observation of everyday life and the cultural, social, political and religious landscape in the world we live, Paul Torres’ art embodies a rich imagination and is laced with social commentary and a soulful interpretation of everyday life. Paul was born in Chile, his interest in art began at age 3 after being introduced to comic books. He developed a love for comic books and started drawing soon after, his father then hired a private art tutor for him. By the age seven, he was already enrolled in an art correspondence school. Early on, Paul also became influenced by Hollywood films and mostly enjoys horror films and Westerns.
TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Paul Torres.1
Tagline: Give yourself and your work a tagline or sentence.
Rest: How do you spend your time off?
I like to read and listen to KPFK and NPR and going out to eat with my girlfriend.
Influence: What would you like to share with our audience and what effect do you hope to have on us?
I would like to share my unique point-of-view on society and hopefully I will entertain people enough and have a good impact in their lives.