Saatchi Art – “New This Week” Collection – September 9, 2019

WOW – I am so excited! I woke up this Monday and checked my email. I was informed that one of my works was again chosen for inclusion in the “New This Week” collection curated by Saatchi Art’s chief curator Rebecca Wilson! This is an honor that I have had now for the 4th time! This time it is for my work Daydream Panorama 2 which is a triptych – in this case three 20×16 inch canvases. Keep reading to find out more about the work. Once again I am filled with a sense of fulfillment. There is so much great art and so many great artists in the world that to be acknowledged by Saatchi Art’s chief curator (and did I mention this is the 4th time) inspires me to keep going and to stay true to myself and what I create. Thank you so much Rebecca! Nestor Toro – Sept 9, 2019

Saatchi Art Home Page – my work is the header image on the page of the world’s leading online art gallery! WOW

Nestor Toro's abstract painting "Daydream Panorama 2" displayed on the Saatchi Art home page September 9th - 14th, 2019

Nestor Toro’s abstract painting “Daydream Panorama 2” displayed on the Saatchi Art home page September 9th – 14th, 2019

 

Here is the featured work – Daydream Panorama 2 by Nestor Toro in Los Angeles 2019
Daydream panorama 2 (2019) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro

Room View – Daydream panorama 2 (2019) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro

Daydream Panorama 2 by Nestor Toro in Los Angeles

Canvas 1 – Daydream Panorama 2 by Nestor Toro in Los Angeles

 

Daydream Panorama 2 by Nestor Toro in Los Angeles

Canvas 2 – Daydream Panorama 2 by Nestor Toro in Los Angeles

 

Daydream Panorama 2 by Nestor Toro in Los Angeles

Canvas 3 – Daydream Panorama 2 by Nestor Toro in Los Angeles

 

Here are the other times (4 times so far) that I was included in the head curator’s collections this year!

I was featured in January 21st 2019 with my work so I happy to announce that one of my recent work titled “Just Like Thunder” was included in the Saatchi “New This Week” for 1-21-2019 collection by Saatchi’s chief curator Rebecca Wilson!

The second time this year was in March! It’s well known that Saatchi Art is the number 1 online gallery in the world and once again one of my works was chosen to be included in the Saatchi Art’s chief curator Rebecca Wilson‘s prestigious weekly “New This Week 3-11-2019” collection! Thank you very much Rebecca!

If you would like to own one of my award winning works please visit on of the fine galleries who sell my work such as Saatchi Art! You can view this work in my SHOP and view all the original artwork I create. If you prefer you can purchase any of my works directly from me there. Online purchases are safe, secure, and come with the same money back guarantee PLUS you get to work directly with me and I enjoy directly working with collectors and fans alike!

Nestor Toro – Los Angeles 2019

The True Value of Art in Today’s CRAZY World

ARTWORK IDEA – Rotate Your Artwork Like A Gallery Does – Really!

ARTWORK IDEA FROM NESTOR TORO

Many of my collectors are regulars and purchase a new work every few months. So have summer homes that also need artwork. Others simply rotate the artwork on their walls to keep them looking fresh which is a GREAT IDEA! So many are afraid of collecting art because they fear they do not have the wall space for it. Rotating artwork (just like art galleries and museums do) – Imagine if they have the same works each time you visited.

Why not do the same thing with your home? Just keep it in mind. I have so many collectors who say they see new works but just don’t know where to hang it – rotate your artwork! That is what all collectors do – it’s what I do! There is finite wall space (even in the largest home) so rotating your artwork gives the space a whole new look and feel. Give it a try and I think you will find out that you love it!

Remember that corner or small room with the same painting for years – well – just imagine have a few works of perhaps 20 x 16 inches (really a great size for many spaces) and changing the artwork in that space every few months – it will change the entire “feel” and “energy” of the room! Try it! Check out the vast selection of affordable 20 x 16 inch works I have available right now!

So with that in mind why not head over to the shop to see what’s new!

Saatchi Art – “New This Week” – July 8th 2019

It is always exciting to be acknowledged for an achievement and no more so than for an artist like myself. The art world is a very competitive place and the internet has made that competition explode! It is now possible for every artist on the planet to have a presence online. Even though this has allowed more and more artist’s work to be shown it has always created an environment of such sheer volume that is difficult to find good art with literally millions of works listed online!

“This is why once again I am pleased, thrilled and honored to have one of my works chosen to grace the FRONT COVER of the world’s largest and online gallery of fine art Saatchi Art!”

Fugitive Imagination by Nestor Toro as seen on the front cover of the Saatchi art gallery site. Saatchi is the largest online gallery in the world!

Fugitive Imagination by Nestor Toro as seen on the front cover of the Saatchi art gallery site. Saatchi is the largest online gallery in the world!

This is why once again I am pleased, thrilled and honored to have one of my works chosen to grace the front cover of the world’s largest and online gallery of fine art Saatchi Art! One of my works was hand chosen by the Saatchi head curator Rebecca Wilson for inclusion in her prestigious “New This Week” July 8th 2019 collection! In her weekly collection Rebecca curates the best of the best and this is the 3rd time I have had the honor!

The work that Rebecca chose is entitled Fugitive Imagination. It was painted in June 2019 and was done using several of my signature techniques as you can see here.

 

Here are the other times (3 times so far) that I was included in the head curator’s collections this year!

I was featured in January 21st 2019 with my work so I happy to announce that one of my recent work titled “Just Like Thunder” was included in the Saatchi “New This Week” for 1-21-2019 collection by Saatchi’s chief curator Rebecca Wilson!

The second time this year was in March! It’s well known that Saatchi Art is the number 1 online gallery in the world and once again one of my works was chosen to be included in the Saatchi Art’s chief curator Rebecca Wilson‘s prestigious weekly “New This Week 3-11-2019” collection! Thank you very much Rebecca!

If you would like to own one of my award winning works please visit on of the fine galleries who sell my work such as Saatchi! You can view this work in my SHOP and view all the very same artwork and if you like you can purchase any of my works directly from me there. Online purchases are safe, secure, and come with the same money back guarantee PLUS you get to work directly with me and I LOVE working with collectors and fans alike!

Nestor Toro – Los Angeles 2019

Nestor Toro’s Studio Floor and Shoes

I often have a very active and spontaneous style of painting which as you can see from these studio shots can get rather “interesting” if you know what I mean! Of course this represents hundreds and hundreds of tubes of paint and I am sure enough canvas to cover a football field! The reward is that I have artwork hanging in collections all over the world. I feel like a tiny bit of myself is there with them as I put a piece of myself into each painting I create. I hope that my artwork bring them joy and contemplation each day that it hangs on their home and office walls. Nestor Toro – Los Angeles

Shot of Nestor Toro's studio floor and his shoes in West Hollywood California 2019

Shot of Nestor Toro’s studio floor and his shoes in West Hollywood California 2019

Shot of Nestor Toro's studio floor in West Hollywood California 2019

Shot of Nestor Toro’s studio floor in West Hollywood California 2019

What is it about Art – Why Is Art Valued?

Art is a magical thing in human terms. The first artistic human creations were cave paintings around 40,0000 years ago. Art is one of the most important human creations because it is not necessary for survival. Unlike food, shelter, and the basics needed for survival, art is created simply to express. This is important because it shows us that the need for expression has been around a long time and has evolved along with human culture. Basic shelter was adorned with carving and later pigments for color. These works were done not out of necessity but rather out of the sheer mental stimulation that these visual additions gave. What do you think inspired these early artists? A need to leave their mark perhaps…the amazement they felt being alive and aware of their lives.

As human culture evolved and grew more complex art was used by those with the means to further enhance there surroundings. Artists were hired to create celebrate murals often with a religious theme. These works were used not only to provide visual pleasure but also to communicate stories or events considered important – thus they were beautiful and also served a practical purpose.

Because art is not necessary for the basic survival (although today we can argue that statement) it is held in high regard as a uniquely human accomplishment. Art separates us from other animals in that it is done for pleasure and is created from the mind. Art can be seen as the ultimate in human accomplishments as it has evolved from being a literal visual representation of something such as a portrait of a person who lived long ago to something that is purely enjoyable from a mental aspect such as abstract art. Abstract art is where it gets really interesting…

If you share my love of abstract art then check my available abstract artworks in the site shop.

You might just find something that resonates with you and inspires and motivates you. Nestor Toro – Los Angeles

Rotating Artwork – Show more of your collection!

Collector Studio Visit – Los Angeles

I am used to selling art all over the world thanks to the internet allowing me to be exposed to a larger number of people than I could ever be seen by in a physical gallery so it’s always great to meet people in “real life”! I was contacted by a collector visiting Los Angeles on business and had seen my work online. This was an opportunity to view the artwork in person and ask questions. Lee and I showed him a ton of work – another perk of visiting – and he ended up buying 6 painting. I have “warned” you guys before that studio visits usually end up with you buying even more than you intended because my work really needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

Collector visiting my studio in Los Angeles April 2018

Collector visiting my studio in Los Angeles April 2018

Thank you for taking the time out of your trip to spend a couple of hours viewing my artwork! Nestor Toro

 

Did You Know – “Pure Abstractions”

I am a painter and my work is pure abstraction. Some might think they are easy to do and that anyone could do them. These people are of course wrong!

Wassily Kandinsky said, “Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw, have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors and that you are a true poet. This last is essential.

Artist Nestor Toro in his West Hollywood studio space

Artist Nestor Toro in his West Hollywood studio space

Artist Nestor Toro in his West Hollywood studio space

Artist Nestor Toro in his West Hollywood studio space

As you can see the ability to start with a blank canvas and apply color in a harmonious and visually balanced is necessary. Abstract painting is much more than simply throwing or appling random colors in a random manner. Nestor Toro – Painter

Artist Nestor Toro and his work

When you buy a work of art do you know who painted it? Sure…you might know the artist’s name but do you know what they look like or anything about them? Well, you should…the creator of the work you are going to have in your home or office and look at everyday…it should be of interest to you!

Here is Nestor with one of his works called Perhaps A Sunset (currently for sale as of this blog post – but for how long) and as you can see it is a beautiful painting! Here you see Los Angeles abstract artist painter Nestor Toro with the work…

 

Los Angeles abstract painter Nestor Toro with his work "Perhaps a Sunset"

Los Angeles abstract painter Nestor Toro with his work “Perhaps a Sunset”