Paul Torres

'black shirt' by Paul Torres owned by Chris Bonno

His portraits have a sensuality to them and he clearly knows how to do a more traditional portrait (that can be stunning to observe) with excellent paint technique, volume, and creative use of color. Mostly, I see the creations, the people, the personalities, the vibe, the time he captures and the core or heart of his subjects. As a spectator, I am “let in” on how Torres’ cares for his work and his subjects. He creates an atmosphere while capturing the heart and attitude of the characters that we see around us but might not closely observe. By Chris Bonno READ MORE

Norma Jean aka Marilyn Monroe by Paul Torres

“norma jean aka marilyn monroe” – Oil on wood, 20 3/4 x 13″ Paul has been called a visionary artist with soul. His creativity comes from utilizing various mediums. He works with an assortment of media ranging from oil to acrylic, wet inks to dry and prefers oil. Although he feels most comfortable working from life experiences and live models, he uses this vision to bring his work into a more personal level. He aims for a magical realism rooted in the tradition of the old masters with undertones of modern influences. TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.2 Back: If you could choose a past literary/art/music movement to be a READ MORE

So what do you do for a living? by Paul Torres

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. READ MORE

Rebeca by Paul Torres

Coming to the United States for a one-year stay at the age of nine to Mar Vista, CA is when Paul fell in love with the art culture here. After immigrating to the United States permanently at age 18, he served in the U.S. Army, attended Otis Parsons Art Institute forum for two years and in 1998, he received his Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. READ MORE