“I have learned that finding your own voice is what is important to truly create something uniquely yours,” says abstract expressionist painter Nestor Toro.
Nestor Toro is an abstract expressionist painter who lives and works in Los Angeles. In his works, he blends chaos and harmony with bold color and complex layering, winning the attention of private collectors in over 35 countries on five continents. He has created works using fluid acrylics and other mediums that are intricate and entrancing because of their bold color, pattern, and movement.
The Abstract Expressionist Painter Aims to Create Unique & Inspiring Art
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Nestor Toro is a painter and his main style would be classified as abstract expressionism. He prefers to let the work evolve in an organic way – working with the materials and knowing how they react and what he can make them do.
While his work might appear random and chaotic, there is unity and order in the chaos. “My work is deeply personal and I don’t claim to make any grand statement but rather to create works that are each a complete story,” says Nestor.
Blaze your own trail
If you are not willing to fail then you will never grow as an artist.
Following a formula never leads to greatness but to repetition. “You need to blaze your own trail – lead not follow,” says Nestor.
World travel – an inspiration for creativity
The major influence on Nestor’s work (and life) is world travel. There is nothing like getting out of one’s comfort zone to free your mind and Nester has found that international travel is perhaps the best way to do that.
Exploring a new country (or city) provides him motivation and keeps his creativity charged. He highly recommends it not only for artists but for anyone who wants to expand their mind.
Many artists have influenced him over the years but a handful who have influenced his work are Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, and Gerhard Richter.
Nestor is working on a couple of new series at the moment. One is called “Faces of Nature” and the other is “A Matter of Nature”. Both are clearly inspired by nature, as most of his work is.
To see Nestor’s latest artwork, visit Saatchi Art >
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