José Luis Torres reclaims public space and exhibition venues, repurposing daily objects and hijacking our senses. His ephemeral accumulations of cobbled-together materials play on conventions of artistic monstration. Passersby can’t help but be struck by their architectural dimension – often invasive and spectacular – and their brilliant colours; a reflection or conversation is inevitably sparked. With a background in visual arts, sculpture and architecture, José Luis Torres, originally from Argentina, redefines the artist as s/he who “makes do.” His work has been shown across the continent from Canada to Argentina, in Europe and in China.
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