2017 / LOS ANGELES ABSTRACT ART – SOLD
Los Angeles Artist Nestor Toro’s Paintings In Private Collections
I paint a wide range of styles and when I am asked what my style is I generally give an explanation rather than a simple label. I tell them that more than putting a label on work and myself I prefer to simply say that I am a painter. My techniques define me better than a style. If you have made it this far in my site than you are aware of my stylistic diversity.
My work is done typically with minimal planning. Of course, I have the materials on hand, but as far as the outcome or finished painting goes I really have a minimal idea (if any at all) preferring to let the work simply “happen” and allow my knowledge of what the mediums can do. I have discovered unique methods and employ my years of honing my painting. I often will create my own mediums using acrylic, inks, minerals such as iron oxide, zinc, and even 24 carrot gold leaf.
American artist Nestor Toro (b. 1976) is an internationally collected abstract painter known for his bold use of color and complex layering blending chaos and harmony to create works that are in private collections on 5 continents and over 25 countries. Nestor Toro is an independent abstract painter working and living in Los Angeles. Nestor is influenced by abstract expressionist artists including such as Jackson Pollock and Joan Mitchell as well as Gerhard Richter being a major influence on Nestor’s work. He has developed his unique techniques over the years during which he is continuously innovating to create works with emphasis on bold color combinations, blending, and a gestural style. Nestor creates each work with no preconceived outcome in mind, preferring to let the technique guide him in creating complex paintings.
Nestor’s abstract style allows the viewer to experience the artwork through the color combinations, brush strokes, and other gestural techniques. Working primarily with fluid acrylics along with other mediums, he creates intricate works that lure the viewer in with the complexities of the bold color, pattern, and movement. Nestor’s artwork is intended to be a visual experience which evoke a feeling of transport from the viewer. Nestor’s extensive world travels have changed his perspective and provide inspiration to create artworks that do the same for the viewer – elicit the feeling of perception shift that is unique emotionally and intellectually giving each viewer a different personal experience.