TORSO is an English-born contemporary artist based in Bristol, UK.
Exploring social constructs is what intrigues him. Torso attempts to unpack the threading of the day-to-day world we live in. Revealing a latent beauty, chaos, or vulnerability in something we have seen so many times before. Through the subversion of imagery, and a manipulation of scale, a different way of seeing is revealed onto the canvas.
To see fire is to see an intrinsic beauty in a form of destruction. This paradoxical aesthetic is the subject of a body of work the artist is currently producing for a major solo show in 2021. No matter an object's inherent status or value, it will always be humbled by the flame. His hyperrealistic, large-scale airbrush paintings aim to capture this very moment, offering us a new thread to reflect on.