Torero! Artivista! Viva La REvolution! ?

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mario Torero is shown before one of his recognizable artworks.

Mario Torero’s lifelong dedication to both Chicano and ancient indigenous cultures is rooted in every aspect of the post-modern metropolis in transition. Torero’s border town attitude of survival through transition, sustainability and adaptation is very much alive in the colors of his paintings and murals.  He is showing his latest work at the Latchkey Brewing Company located in the historical Mission Brewery Plaza at 2120 W. Washington Street in San Diego.

No more so than in the eyes of his portraits themselves. All of his subjects, Picasso, Cesar Chavez, Che, Prince or Jesus share an intensity in their stare that gives the viewer the uncanny feeling that they are being intensely scrutinized themselves they view the portrait.

San Diego artist Torero has devoted his life to being an Artivista, an artist of the people, for the people. Latchkey Brewing Company is presenting a rare exhibition of Torero’s canvas portraitures and symbolic magic realist paintings, a unique window into a profoundly engaged artist’s mind.
Torero’s original work will be for sale on site as priced as well as his accompanying art prints and the exclusive exhibition poster.

Torero’s work has been exhibited throughout the USA, and last year inducted into the Library of Congress. His community mural projects are tattooed throughout Southern California. Torero has completed over 25 murals in San Diego County alone, mobilizing young locals to assist in the painting of the mural wall as a community project. His mural paintings represent two works of art: the mural itself and the process by which he executes the installation.

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