Artist José Luis Torres’s work is currently on display at the Maison de la culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).
His exhibition “La poudre aux yeux” is made of photo collages, drawings and sculptural assemblies created from successive manipulations of everyday material and objects.
Both eccentric and crazy, the universe of this body is simple only in appearance. Its strategical high-jacking and recompositions question the very identity of the object. As in a camouflage, appearances can be deceiving, and their interpretation often leads to confusion.
“In my recent projects, I address the value of the object as a witness of history, and its paradoxical status, as it is fundamental yet incidental. By distorting objects and submitting them to multiple manipulations, I explore the mechanisms of the construction/deconstruction of their identity.”
Born in Argentina, José Luis Torres has been living and working in the province of Quebec since 2003. His works have been presented in many solo and collective exhibitions, among public interventions and during artist residencies across Canada, Argentina, the United States, Mexico and Europe.
His practice, mostly in sculpture, is often installative and operates with the notion of trajectory, striving to involve the viewer physically by putting him at the heart of the art work.
The exhibition “La poudre aux yeux” is presented until May 8 at the Maison de la culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles, 14001 Notre-Dame Street East, Montreal.
For more information, please visit the artist’s website at http://www.joseluistorres.ca/en/index.php