Now that Lee and I had all of the artwork in place and checked it twice I was ready to for the first day of the show. The event ran for 4 days and was attended by thousands of people. It was really amazing to meet many artists who I only knew from online conversations in person. It was also great meeting so many art lovers and collectors during the 4 days. It was interesting to hear some of the questions that collectors had.
As I often point out, abstracts are a very special type of fine art. Abstracts are open to interpretation – especially my works – and not everyone is comfortable with the style. Some prefer to have their artwork figurative and clearly of something. Personally while I admire all art and certainly the skill that it takes for figurative artwork I don’t find it particularly interesting intellectually.
Nestor Toro showing at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles March 2018
It was fascinating to answer various questions and especially to hear comments about my artwork. Often someone would stop and look at an artwork for awhile and then tell me what they “saw” in the painting. Others would tell me of a memory it evoked. Still others would simple tell me the emotions that the work elicited from them. I loved the way each person had their own unique way of reacting, interpreting, and appreciating the works. Very interesting and actually part of my intent – to create a work that impacts each viewer in a unique and very personal way – seems to be working!
That is why I love to paint in the abstract style. – Nestor Toro – L.A. – 2018