The illustrations and private work of artist Jay Torres have a darkish surrealist edge. The El Paso-raised artist, now based mostly in Pasadena, strikes between analogue and digital instruments to craft his creations.
“The frequent themes of brightly coloured figures in barren landscapes, nightmarish portraits, and Catholic iconographies all mix quiet and aloof dreaminess with political and literary discourse,” La Luz de Jesus has mentioned of the artist. “There are actually lurid themes at play in most of Jay’s work however by no means polemical. The abject right here form a uniquely hypnagogic and surreal aesthetic that’s extra welcoming than it’s confrontational.”
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