Galleries of Contemporary Art
José Luis Torres: Echafaudages / Temporary Frameworks

Installation View: Ce Qui Nous Entour (That Which Surrounds Us), Salvaged building materials, 2012

José Luis Torres: Echafaudages / Temporary Frameworks

February 6–March 21, 2015


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José Luis Torres works with salvaged building materials, found objects and recycled elements to create environments in both indoor and outdoor sites and spaces around the world. Using waste generated as a by-product of building construction, the artist calls attention to sustainability issues in our built environment. Torres often works on larger-than-human scale, massing materials and objects and stimulating dialogue and discussion through the sculptural interventions in the space.

As the artist states: "'Doing with' is one of my needs and a cornerstone of my approach. Each work is rooted in reflection on the phenomenon of coexistence with unplanned items, modifying one another to form ever-changing environments. Constructions and "deconstructions" progressively explore our ways of occupying space using subversive rules. ...[I]n every project I propose a series of experiments in which the characteristics of the place, both architectural, cultural and social, are intrinsically linked.'

Jose Luis Torres will respond to the recent fires and floods affecting the Pikes Peak region, creating an original and site-specific sculptural installation. Numerous builders and contractors in the region have generously agreed to donate discarded building materials for this project.