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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

SOLD – Cathartic 2 by Nestor Toro

I am happy to post that one of the works from my popular Cathartic series has been sold to a collector in New York. The work is Cathartic 2 and has been exhibited in a Saatchi Art group exhibit here in Los Angeles. The work measures 36 x 24 inches and was painted in 2015. My partner Lee has had it hanging in his office and now has to replace it! Many lines make up this work with a hint of randomness. Very vibrant painting to fill a room with lots of life! This piece has many layers and fine details. Double primed canvas and sealed with protective enamel. High quality Golden acrylics and mediums. UV protected. Thank you and enjoy this special work! Nestor Toro – Los Angeles

 

SOLD - Cathartic II (2015) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro

SOLD – Cathartic II (2015) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro – Want your own original Nestor Toro? Click here

 

 

SOLD - Cathartic II (2015) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro

SOLD – Cathartic II (2015) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro

 

New Interview – VoyageLA Online Magazine – “LA’s Most Inspiring Stories”

I was contacted by Voyage LA which is an amazing “online magazine” for all the best of Los Angeles and they wanted to interview me. It is always rewarding to be interviewed and to share my journey becoming an artist. I really think that reading interviews gives insight into the creative process and that people are interested in knowing these things. Nestor Toro – Los Angeles

Read the interview on Voyage LA

Read my interview on the fantastic online magazine. The interview was published April 30, 2018 - Nestor Toro - Los Angeles

Read my interview on the fantastic online magazine. The interview was published April 30, 2018 – Nestor Toro – Los Angeles

SOLD – Verdor (Greenery) by L.A. Painter – Nestor Toro

I am happy to announce that I have sold Verdor (Greenery) which is beautiful statement work measuring 48 x 36 inches. Jennifer is now enjoying this work in her home in Florida! This work is acrylic on canvas. It is a nature inspired color field mainly light green with beige and other contrasting colors, yellow, blue and gold. Textured and layered with acrylics and mediums. Thank you Jennifer and enjoy your new artwork everyday there in the sunshine state. Nestor Toro – Abstract Painter

SOLD - Verdor (Greenery) (2017) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro

SOLD – Verdor (Greenery) (2017) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro

 

SOLD - Verdor (Greenery) (2017) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro

SOLD – Verdor (Greenery) (2017) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro

 

SOLD – Infinity Landscape by Nestor Toro

Patrons of the arts are those who contribute to an artist’s career and ultimately the artists ability to work on their work. I have some steady collectors that I refer to as my patrons. These are collectors who buy my artwork on a regular basis. It is not easy to be a working artist as you might imagine. With so many talented artists out there it is difficult to stand out so I am always grateful when someone buys my art and those who purchase on a steady basis.

The collector who bought the work I certainly consider one of my patrons. Anne from Wimberley Texas recently bought this artwork called Infinity Landscape. The work is 40 x 30 inches. There is a story behind this. I was setting up for my latest exhibition being one of the artists who participated in The Other Art Fair in March 2018 and I had chosen this work to be one of the dozen or so paintings out of several hundred. While I was in setting for the event I received a message on my phone telling me the work had just been purchased…at who bought it, that’s right Anne!

So as an added bonus Anne’s new work was viewed in person by several thousand art lovers over the show weekend. Thank you Anne – Nestor Toro – Los Angeles

SOLD - Infinity Landscape by Nestor Toro -Los Angeles abstract painter

SOLD – Infinity Landscape by Nestor Toro -Los Angeles abstract painter – 40 x 30 inches – Acrylic on canvas

 

SOLD – A Closer Look by Nestor Toro

It is always a happy occasion when I sell one of my works and this is no exception! A collector in Paris has purchased this work and I am excited to have yet another work in a city I have visited in my travels and certainly plan on visiting again! Thank you for acquiring this work – Nestor Toro

SOLD Abstract painting "A Closer Look" by Los Angeles Abstract Artist Nestor Toro

SOLD Abstract painting “A Closer Look” by Los Angeles Abstract Artist Nestor Toro

Over-sized bold and very detailed piece with contrasting color blending, lots of drips and big palette knife strokes. This painting was completed after thousands of paint strokes of many color arrange all in motion and harmony…full of light and fast changes in contrast make every other detail pop. Large work Size: 55 x 40 inches

Triple primed canvas and heavy layered with high quality Golden and Sennelier acrylics, texture mediums and gloss enamel. Contemplative statement piece. I decided to sign it after the original pictures were taken…. Big blue signature!

SOLD – Interference Spectra by Nestor Toro

I am happy to announce that the very first painting I made in 2018 (actually painted on New Years Day) has been purchased by a collector in McLean, VA named John. Acrylic color field painting gestural big bold paint strokes different shades of blue, yellow and iridescent silver. Statement piece! Thank you – Nestor Toro – Los Angeles

 

SOLD - Interference Spectra (2018) by Nestor Toro

SOLD – Interference Spectra (2018) by Nestor Toro

Here is a view in a room

SOLD - Interference Spectra (2018) by Nestor Toro

SOLD – Interference Spectra (2018) by Nestor Toro

I guess that the trend of my work increasing in value nearly 100 percent is motivating more collectors to add my artwork to their portfolios of emerging artists.

Thank you!
Nestor Toro

SOLD – Golden Springs by Nestor Toro

Yet another sale to the United Kingdom and I would like to thank James for acquiring my work  entitled Golden Springs which I painted in 2015. Inspired by bright colors such as pink and Hasan yellow. This piece is part of the intrusion series which is one full of texture and color. I would describe this piece as full of energy. High quality Sennelier and Golden acrylics and UV protection. Sides are painted.

SOLD - Golden Springs (2015) Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro - Sold ABSTRACT ART

SOLD – Golden Springs (2015) Size: 30 x 20 x 0.8 in / Acrylic painting by Nestor Toro – Sold ABSTRACT ART

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SOLD – Deconstructed Landscape by Nestor Toro

Richard in Mission Viejo, California has purchased my work entitled Deconstructed Landscape. It is 30 x 40 inches and very colorful with blending and a vibrant feel.

Textured deconstructed landscape acrylic painting with bright color palette of vibrant red, green, yellow, beige, magenta and orange. Completed mainly with palette knifes and bold paint strokes over and over again. Energetic with contemplative feel. High quality acrylics and UV protection. Very Textured and glossy. Painted in 2016

SOLD - Deconstructed Landscape by Nestor Toro

SOLD – Deconstructed Landscape by Nestor Toro

Thank you for collecting my work! Nestor Toro – Los Angeles

SOLD – Copper Flower by Nestor Toro

I am happy to announce that a collector has purchased one of my paintings called “Copper Flower” and will soon be enjoying it each day! This is a very vibrant painting as you can see…bright colors and motion and movement – Thank you very much and enjoy your new painting when it arrives!

Nestor Toro – Abstract Painter – Los Angeles

 

SOLD - Copper Flower by Nestor Toro in Los Angeles

SOLD – Copper Flower by Nestor Toro in Los Angeles

Beautiful translucent colors and blending to create motion and shape contrasts. Named and inspired after the naturally occurring process of oxidation on copper. Big bold patches or iridescent effects make this piece really pop. High quality Golden products and UV protection.

SOLD - Abstract painting by Nestor Toro titled "Copper Flower" - SOLD

SOLD – Abstract painting by Nestor Toro titled “Copper Flower” – SOLD