Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fw: Pooch & Paul Torres : Harold Golen Gallery : Oct 11-Nov 1st

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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:03:01 -0700
To: Paul Torres<paultorres9@yahoo.com>; Paul Torres Info<info@paul-torres.com>
Subject: Pooch & Paul Torres : Harold Golen Gallery : Oct 11-Nov 1st

Hello Everyone, We would like to invite you to attend this Amazing 2 Men Art Show featuring:

POOCH & PAUL TORRES : Harold Golen Gallery , Florida
Exhibition Runs : Oct 11- Nov 1st ; from 7p - 11p

Harold Golen Gallery Proudly Presents: "Living Dead"  with the Fantastic and Incredible New Works by these artists. So bring family , friends over for a great art show, I will have 12 Paintings there , if you have any questions, or need help with directions , you can call me or email at 213 268 6843,  paultorres9@yahoo.com, please share widely and repost if you can, thank you, have a great day, I hope you can make it :)


 LivingDead harold golen flyer

New and Recent Works of :


Openi ng recep tion: Saturday, October 11, 2008 7pm- 11pm
Harold Golen Galle ry, 314 North West 24th St. (off of NW 2nd Ave. ) Wynwood Art Distr ict, Miami , Florida 33127 .

Press Contact: dbaptiste720@aol.com

Admission is free!


Muerto Mechanico ( photo above )

Raised on a diet of Walt Disney World , Ray Harry hausen films , H. P. Lovec raft novel s, Comics, and Florida tourist traps , Pooch paints images that seem to exist in a bizarre after life. Early on, Pooch was exposed to artists and illus trators, such as Frank Frazetta, MC Esche r, Dali, Bosch and HR Giger .

A self- taugh t artist, Pooch owes much of his painting skill s to over ten years of daily tattooing and drawing. His art is a visual cocktail mix of Far East mysteries, the magic of European paint ing with a shot of tattoo culture, shaken and stirred, and served up in a souvenir tiki skull .

Worki ng in diffe rent serie s allow s Pooch the freed om to explo re vario us cultu ral symbo ls, but also keeps him inspi red to dig deeper into those respe ctive subje cts. His earlier works are done in oil, conta ining architectural elements and sinuously carve d statu e like figures in static display. Newer works are in acrylic and refle ct his expos ure to Disney World and Florida theme parks , with surreal carnival ride facades (a refle ction of the false front s of modern society) decorated with symbolic figur es of death from Tibet an rituals to the Mexican Day of the Dead Festi val.

Pooch 's paintings are intended to hold the viewe r's attention, which is quite a challenge in today 's TV, film and computer age. Holding the old masters in high regard, he has a strong respect for painters of the Flemish age such as Bosch and Van Eyk, and modern artists such as Todd Schor , Joe Coleman, Mark Ryden and Robe.

Paul Torres

Notrica 32nd Street Market ( photo below )

Paul Torres' art embodies a rich imagination and is laced with social commentary and a soulful interpretation of every day life. Born in Chile , his interest in art began at age 3 after being introduced to comic books . He started drawing soon after and his father hired a private art tutor for him. By the age 7 he was already enrolled in an art correspondence school. Paul also became influenced early on by Hollywood films and mostly enjoys horror films and Westerns.

At the age of 9, Paul came to the Unite d State s for a one- year stay and fell in love with the art culture here. After immigrating to the United State s permanently at age 18, he serve d in the U.S. Army, attended Otis Parsons Art Institute for two years , and then in 1998 he received his Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He has had the privilege to study with very prominent and leading artists such as Daniel Green e, Albert Handell, Norwegian artist Jan Saether at Bruchion School in Los Angeles, and Joseph Mendez at the Businessma n's Art Institute in Los Angeles. He worked for several years in the animation and movie industry while continuing to paint for gallery shows and private collections.

He works with a variety of mediums ranging from oil to acrylic, ink and dry mediu ms, prefe rring oil. Although he feels very comfortabl e working from life and models, he also uses his imagination combined with working from life to bring the work into a more perso nal level and aiming for magic realism rooted in the tradition of the old masters with under tones of modern influences . Paul has been called a visionary artist and a soul artist.

Paul Torres

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213 268 6843

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