Carlos Torres Machado was born in Ecuador, Latin America in 1981. His sensitivity to color and the bright variations of light found in individual colors was nurtured in his everyday life growing up in Ecuador. All his artworks series demonstrates a unique and keen sense of color pairing. Carlos floats between conceptual abstract art and a free formless exploration of color. This paired with his extreme attention to detail is what makes his multiple bodies of artworks stand out as extremely pleasing and harmonious while being thought to provoke the viewer.
Carlos studied Fine Arts at “Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte” in Argentina, and Contemporary Arts, Communication, and Psychology, with a Minor in Photography, at “Universidad San Francisco de Quito” in Ecuador. He received a B.F.A. from “Universidad San Francisco de Quito” in 2009. He lives and works in New York, US.
Since his first solo exhibition in 2009, Torres Machado’s work has been shown in galleries and institutions throughout the world. After he moved to New York, he made exhibitions in the United States, Italy and Latin-America, including the participation for second consecutive time in the International Biennale of Contemporary Art, in which in the first one, he was awarded for his series “Charlí in Heaven.”
Torres Machado earned renown for his Murals, such as the monumental “Data center No.1” made of twenty-three canvases and measuring 17×10 feet. He has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements. Notably, in 2015 he was selected to attend the “LMCC’s Artists Summer Institute” given by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and in 2016, he was awarded one year “Art Residency” by the Brooklyn Art Space.
Most recently, Torres Machado was chosen as a finalist for the “Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series” for his mural “Data center No.10” that was shown at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea, New York last November 2016.
“Torres Machado reflects the facts that determine our era by the intervention of technology, as Warhol did with consumerism or Guayasamín did with the indigenous suffering of Latin America.”
Quote from the article “Reinaré, en Brooklyn Art Space,” El Telegrafo newspaper [June 9, 2016]