Einar & Jamex de la Torre
Collaborating brothers, Einar and Jamex De La Torre, were born in Guadalajara, México, 1963, & 1960. In a sudden family move, the brothers moved to The United States in 1972, going from a traditional catholic school to a small California beach Town. They both attended California State University at Long Beach, Jamex got a BFA in Sculpture in 1983, while Einar decided against the utility of an art degree. Currently the brothers live and work on both sides of the border, The Guadalupe Valley in Baja California, México, and San Diego, California. The complexities of the immigrant experience and contradicting bicultural identities, as well as their current life and practice on both sides of border, inform their narrative and aesthetics.
The Brothers have been collaborating in earnest since the 1990’s. Over the years they have developed their signature style featuring mix media work with blown glass sculpture and installation art. Their pieces represent a multifaceted view of life that reflects a complex and humorous aesthetic that could be seen as multi-layered baroque. Their approach is additive, constantly combining material and meaning. Influences range from religious iconography to German expressionism while also paying homage to Mexican vernacular arts and pre-Columbian art. In the last 15 years they have been creating photomural installations and using Lenticular printing as a major part of their repertoire. They have won The USA Artists Fellowship award, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, and The San Diego Art Prize,. They have had 18 solo museum exhibitions, completed 8 major public art projects and have participated in 4 biennales.
Quint Popup in Los Angeles7 - 19 Feb 2023This month, Quint Gallery is heading to Los Angeles. From February 7-19, we're popping up at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, exhibiting a selection of paintings, drawings,...Read more
The De La Torre Brothers | Vodyanoy25 Sep - 30 Oct 2021 LA JOLLA | 7722 GirardQuint Gallery’s ONE is excited to announce an installation of lenticulars and glass-blown mixed media sculptures from the oeuvre of brothers and artistic collaborators Einar and Jamex De La...Read more
De La Torre Brothers | Sloth29 Sep - 10 Nov 2018 Quint Gallery | 5171 Santa FeOn view will be a special installation by the De La Torre Brothers, which includes a lenticular print, LED light panel, and wallpaper element. Deeply rooted in the colorful Mexican...Read more
Homing In | An Exhibition of 50 San Diego ArtistsQuint Contemporary Art: 7739 Drury Lane 29 May - 11 Jul 2009The work of San Diego’s top tier contemporary artists hasn’t been seen in the same place at the same time since 1985, when the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art...Read more