Location: United States
Nestor Toro was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in 1976. As a young man Nestor’s interest in art was fueled by the hours that he would spend at the museum of fine art in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It was there he was exposed to and developed a deep appreciation for the diversity of artistic styles and disciplines.
Nestor’s paintings are pure abstractions in style which leave the viewer free to experience the artwork through the color combinations, brush strokes, and other special techniques. Nestor’s artwork is intended to be a visual experience which evoke a feeling of transport from the viewer. Just as his world travels have taken him physically to exotic foreign locations which changed his perceptions, his artwork is intended to transport the viewer emotionally to another place for a similar experience that is different and unique for each viewer.
His painting are typically comprised of multiple layers of liquid acrylic which are combined using various techniques to create each unique painting. He often uses unconventional objects such as kitchen utensils in his work to manipulate the liquid acrylic.
Each work will go through multiple incarnations as it evolves with layers upon layers added and combined in increasing complexity. These patterns are similar to what he witnessed at the “meeting of the waters” deep in the Amazon. He has an innate eye for color combinations that seems to come directly from his subconscious mind, and gives each painting its own unique personality and presence with such visual depth that it must be experienced by the viewer.
He is self-taught and works primarily with liquid acrylics, watercolors, and various inks in addition to many other mediums to create intricate works that lure the viewer in with the complexities of the color and pattern.
His work is in private collections all over the world and the interest in his work shows no signs of slowing down – quite the opposite! He is excited to present his latest work at his personal site.
Nestor’s art was exhibited numerous times in Buenos Aires at exhibitions, galleries, and other venues during the six years he was living in Argentina (2006 – 2012) there. He sold many pieces to private collectors in Buenos Aires. His tells us, “My hope is that those who own my work will enjoy them each time they view them and be transported to a mental landscape of contemplation and motivation.”
Now back in Los Angeles since 2012, Nestor continues creating artwork which sells to collectors around the world most recently to Rome Italy, Victoria Australia. Paris France, London England, and of course, countless private collections in the the United States where demand continues to grow.
Here is a selection of images that have been recently sold to collectors world wide.
All work is original one of a kind fine art and not mass produced. Each is unique and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity to protect the collector's investment.
Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48". Patchwork lines make up this work with a hint of randomness. Very vibrant painting with many organic lines and shapes beautiful earthy fall colors and lots of motion. This piece has many layers and fine details. High quality Golden and Windsor and Newton acrylics and mediums. UV protected.
Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 60" - This painting is full of layers with amazing shifts in movement, and very rich deep colors. Perfectly balance in the combination of organic and geometrical shapes. Very vibrant and great presence definitely not for a shy room.
Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48" Gestural painting filled with many shades of blue, yellows and lost of movement. The idea of the sunset at different stages. I can't help but to stare a this piece.
Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36", 2015. "I applied many layers of gesso then transparent acrylics for color blending. Later on I created organic shapes and texture with strikes of paint. Motion, gestural and expressive feel. Golden Acrylics, Iridescent mediums and gloss enamel with UV protection."
Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24", Painting filled with many shades of yellow, pink and other bright colors. drips of paint and palette knife strokes create lost of movement. A magnetic painting to contemplate for a long time. High quality Golden acrylics and iridescent mediums, UV protected varnish.
Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48" - Beautiful piece with translucent effects, great depth and light. Very much an action painting. Great statement piece!
Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 40" - Beautiful piece with translucent effects, great depth and light. Very much an action painting. Great statement piece! Painted around the same time as "Interference Red"which is already sold.