Tell me, If you go visit Ponce and ask any Ponceno who is the best artist in Ponce alive you WILL get the same answer over and over again, Wichie Torres. In my opinion He’s a great humble artist, which with confident I can say he’s the best in the manipulation of bright colors and texture. He’s technique mainly consist of palette and short brush stroke of plaster painting which is very indicative of his Work, Is so Indicative that you can see a Work by Wichie from a mile away and you can still determine is an original work by him. His work are with out doubt complex, making the integration and incorporating impressionist techniques as well as surrealistic elements to his “costumbrismo” paintings. Here are three examples of this technique
This Piece is without any doubt one of his best work of Fires. Just look at the beauty in the composition of this work with subtle color while maintaining the Focus in the main theme which is in the center of the bright red fire color.
Wichie Torres is a Titan not only in the art world but in real world, many people do not know this fact but he’s is a survivor of not one but two heart transplants which in my book as a soon to be general medical practitioner is a huge plus!!!! It is clearly that God has bless him in other area of his life now getting back to the art, jajaja If any person asks me, which artist is the best and safest investment in art, I will tell them to buy a work by Wichie Torres, I still to this date haven’t seen a person that doesn’t love his work. In every great art collection that I seen I have always expect a pieces by Torres, now my favorite theme by him is Definitely the Quijote HE’S THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ARTIST in Puerto Rico that can Master EL QUIJOTE theme no question asked.
Let me tell you a short story, about 3 years ago I enter my second year of medicine, I was so Pump that I said to myself I want to buy a Painting to celebrate the end of my First year in Medicine which was a very challenging year. So here I am looking at hundreds of painting trying to figure out which one is the best painting, after days of looking I finally buy one but my question to you is what artist did I ended up buying jajaja can you imagine who I bought??? Exactly a Quijote by Wichie Torres LOL . I can proudly say that my interest in art was awaken by non other that Wichie. I later sold this painting to buy a bigger one but I still Remember that Quijote dearly and because of that I encourage any beginner that wants to start collecting to buy a Quijote by him.
The Tree, The Big Red Tree, The Simbol of Puerto Rico, the Famous Flamboyan. Any hardcore collector is going to have a Flamboyan in their collection and Wichie Masterpiece is with out any doubt the Flamboyan. His technique for his modern pieces have taken more than 25 years of perfecting, Is very evident that you will see changes in his brush stroke and here are some examples of it. Notice that earlier works did not have bright bold rich colors like we can see today in his masterpieces.
Notice the transition of the brush stroke to the incorporation of a thick plaster palette technique
Any time When I walk into a Home of a Collector or a museum, I often pause at the door and ask myself which painting is the most that stand out, In my case I love Colors and Wichie Torres Is arguabily one of the Best in implying color to the canvas, but again I will tell you something Do you have to be a musician to recognize great music? Do you think you need Lots of knowledge to acknowledge what is a great painting? the answer is no… You want to know why Wichie Torres Is a Great artist? Simplicity because Any great work of art revives and readapts into time and space And Mr. Torres has proven this time after time for more than 30 years in the art movement here in Puerto Rico.
Please Note Only Quijote de La Esperanza, Semilla Erotica Are from my personal collection.