DIARIO SE CUELA LA LUZ, DIARIO SE FUGA EL COLOR

Diario se cuela la luz, diario se fuga el color (Every Day, Light Filters in. Every Day, Color Leaks out) showcases a new series resulting from Benjamin Torres’s recent exploration of the methods of containment, exploration and exhibition of art. The artist has infused his established inclination to use two- and three-dimensional materials with a new aesthetic influenced by Asemic writing — a writing that looks like written language, but in fact has no inherent meaning….. read more

DISLOCACIONES DEMARCADAS

Disloaciones Demarcadas (Demarcated Dislocations) is an ongoing project where sculptural work operates as a processor that transforms graphic signs into sculptural units….. read more

OAXACA / MÉXICO MACO

ArtNexus
Nº 90, Volumen 12, 2013


In his process as an artist (as it can be seen in the exhibition of his work, curated by Guillermo Santamarina and shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, MACO), Benjamín Torres made a strange leap between the third and second dimensions; that is, between the elements that determine a volume and those that adapt to a surface….. read more

On a rainy afternoon in Mexico City…

On a rainy afternoon in Mexico City, I stand looking up at the imposing facade of an abandoned opera house in the Colonia Santa María de la Ribera. Two stone women, like figureheads on an ancient ship, stare down at me. The streets are filled with storefronts. The old buildings, in various states of decay, are nearly hidden behind a layer of tianguis – one of many open-air marketplaces held throughout the city on various days. .…. leer más

Art & Idea

ArtNexus
Nº 64 Volume 6, 2007


Benjamín Torres recent solo exhibition titled, Contenido neto y sus derivados, was a deft exploration of what can be called the culture of complacency and the complacency of culture. The sociological catchphrases refer to the status quo’s neutralization of criticality by, as Malcom X said in another context, any means necessary… leer más

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