“fancy man”, Oil on wood, 12×16″
TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.3
Advice: What is the best advice you’ve received? What is the best advice you can give?
The best advice that I’ve been given is to work from Life a lot. A lot of Life drawing sketches because that’ll give you a good solid knowledge of reality, but at the same time work from your imagination and try to be honest and genuine with your vision. Own what you do.
The best advice I can give other artists is to find something you like to draw and stick to that; learn about it and try to develop your own vision. Definitely learn the fundamentals of arts, crafts and technique before you can Master your content.
Aura: How would you describe your energy, style, etc.?
I like to get energized with music or with good conversation before I paint. I guess my style some people think I’m a pop surrealist, others think I’m an urban surrealist, but I think my true style is just my name Paul Torres because I believe that I don’t quite fit in any category and I don’t really want to fit in any category at the same time.
Paul has exhibited his art at Copro Gallery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Rico Gallery, The Hive Gallery, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, among many more throughout the U.S. and Europe, including many Solo shows. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has represented Paul at their rental and sales gallery and Cannibal Flower and the Hive Gallery have both showcased him as a featured artist.
You can also find Paul as a feature in Cultcrusher, Legend, Juxtapoz, Red Door, and Browndwarf compendium magazines, not to mention the Big Book of Contemporary Illustration as well as many more publications and sites throughout the world. Paul currently resides in Alhambra, California with his beloved girlfriend Clara.
If you missed Paul’s work earlier this week, here’s a review…