ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to a family of artists, Aurelio Torres was raised in New
York City. His father, Horacio Torres, was an accomplished classically trained artist who
died when Aurelio was a young teen in New York. His artistic training was in Barcelona,
Spain, where he studied for several years with his uncle, Augusto Torres, another
classically trained painter in the family and his father’s eldest brother. Aurelio’s
grandfather, was the acclaimed Modernist, Joaquin Torres-Garcia.
Aurelio’s work infuses the aesthetic principles of classicism within contemporary
settings. His painting typically depicts scenes from nature or portraits, and his sculptures
most often interpret the simple, clean lines of wooden ships.
From a young age, Aurelio has travelled extensively around the world. This has inspired
his determination to create much of his work in natural, outdoor settings. His aesthetic
sensibility, as evidenced in his work, is one of essential simplicity and natural,
He currently works and resides in East Hampton, New York.