Lorena Torres Barranquilla, Colombia, b. 1991


Lorena Torres (b. 1991 Barranquilla, Colombia) creates surreal narratives that touch upon a collective history imbued with magic. Drawing influence from family anecdotes, Torres fabricates scenarios that are as magnetic and as amusing. Flowers, fruits, and patterns encircle her figures romanticizing their reality. There is a sense of indulgence present as figures engage with one another and their surroundings blissfully unaware of the passing of time. Torres’s works ache with a call for simplicity, for a time long past in a town unknown. For instances where we are truly present and for time to notice moments so minute they easily go ignored. Engaged in a constant pull between reality and reverie, Torres’s works allow memories to give way to a dream-like reality and for time to slow to a pause.


Torres  lives and works in Bogota, Colombia. Torres holds a BFA on Visual Arts from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. Torres has had a solo exhibitions at Galeriia Subtitulo, Bogota and El Parche, Bogota. She has participated in group shows at The Room, London, UK; Mmaison Galeriia, Bogota; Feria del Milloon, Bogota; and Marte Bogota, amongst others.