Rodrigo Torres employs technical prodigies to bring us closer to these polarities, the glitter of marbled surfaces, cut techniques, trompe l’oeil, the menacing corrugated look of paper wrappers, Molotov cocktails abandoned in airports.
– Marcelo Campos, Víveres, 2017
Brazilian visual artist, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. The works produced by Rodrigo Torres are mostly ceramic sculptures, three-dimensional objects that blend with photographs and paintings, that come together in a symbiosis and consist of the elaboration of a disruptive visual language. Infused with strategies of optical displacements and illusory transformations through poetic paths, the shapes and textures intercross and the nature of the material brings the viewer’s gaze to travel among its specificities.
VíveresRodrigo Torres 22 Jul - 19 Aug 2017'All members of the Armada would have as well rights to the goods looted from the nations...' (A Viagem do descobrimento. Eduardo Bueno) In Cabral`s Armada it was common the share of goods plundered from different peoples, which they called by butim. And everything was of interest to those arriving...
Quiz Gentil | Rodrigo Torres14 Dec 2020A Gentil Carioca apresenta todas as segundas-feiras o Quiz Gentil. Os artistas da galeria respondem algumas perguntas enviadas pelo público através dos stories. Arte, inspiração,...
Rodrigo Torres sobre o projeto "Colar das Horas"13 Dec 2020
Casa Carioca por Rodrigo Torres28 Sep 2020O artista Rodrigo Torres participa da exposição “Casa Carioca” com três obras que representam objetos do cotidiano presentes em ambientes domésticos. Por meio desses trabalhos,...
Rodrigo Torres, Mandinga Lab, 202020 Apr 2020Essa é a primeira obra da nova série de Rodrigo Torres @maisumrodrigotorres intitulada 'Mandinga Lab', feita especialmente para atrair sorte, brilho e harmonia. Produzida em...
Rodrigo Torres trás à Curitiba o mais recente trabalho27 May 2015
Brazilian visual artist, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. The works produced by Rodrigo Torres are mostly ceramic sculptures, three-dimensional objects that blend with photographs and paintings, that come together in a symbiosis and consist of the elaboration of a disruptive visual language. Infused with strategies of optical displacements and illusory transformations through poetic paths, the shapes and textures intercross and the nature of the material brings the viewer’s gaze to travel among its specificities. Challenging the decorative versus the museological character, ceramics instill doubts and polarities through the hyper-detailed technique. Vases, jars, fruits, vegetables, small objects, protective packaging among other props and everyday frills, become ornate objects that mix the presence or absence of figures and backgrounds that vary in density, volume and color. All these shuffled materials are once again in a space of mimesis. The artist involves horizons and geometries in sculptures that challenge the viewer in dichotomies of reality and fiction, among which all this takes on forms and life. In his works Rodrigo exercises the natural and the imagined with balance and the works take on tautological and enigmatic tones.
In 2019, he participated in the collective “BRASIL! Focus sull'arte brasiliana contemporanea" at the Ettore Fico Museum, in Turin, Italy and took part in the collective show “A Luta Continua” at The Sylvio Perlstein Collection - Hauser & Wirth, New York. In 2017 he opened the solo show “Víveres” at the gallery A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro and participated in the collective exhibition “Songs for my Hands” at the Curitiba International Biennial that took place at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, “Window Project” at Spazio 22, Milan , “Art of the Treasure Hunt: the Grand Tour” Tuscany, “Ways to see Brazil: Itaú Cultural 30 anos” at OCA Ibirapuera, São Paulo and “The light that watches over the body is the same that reveals the canvas”, at Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro. In 2016 he opened the solo “Apreprehensions” at Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro and participated in the collective “Maps, Letters, Guides and Portulans” at the Santander Art Room, São Paulo, Brazil.
His works are part of the art collections of MAR - Museu de Arte do Rio; Itaú Cultural de Fotografia, São Paulo; José Olympio Collection, São Paulo; Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil and Kadist Art Foundation, France.