Film and literature are fundamental influences on Ruben Torres Llorca’s artwork, wherein the aim of each piece is to accomplish what a movie or a book does: engage the viewer in a narrative tale or essay that results in discussion and negotiation, and perhaps even cement a viewer’s stance on a particular issue. There is no overriding statement to each work but rather an encouragement of dialogue. This goal frees the artist from a need to settle into one medium and be limited to that medium. Nevertheless, the tension between social ritual and contemporary aesthetics can be more fruitful when its seed is planted in the traditional art forms of painting, sculpture, and collage.
In his early career Ruben Torres Llorca started exhibiting in galleries in La Havana. He has had solo shows in Latin America such as Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador and later on in Miami, and New York City among others. His works are in prominent permanent collections such as Perez Art Museum, Miami, Museo del Barrio, New York, MOCA, Florida, MUAC Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico DF.
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