Julie Torres, The Ghost In You, Acrylic on Paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2011
Valerie Brennan interviews Brooklyn painter Julie Torres about her work and process.
"These days I mostly work on the floor, with acrylic on paper. I make a huge mess and try not to edit anything I do as I do it. If I have a good idea, I usually don't know about it till after it's done and on the paper. After a full day, I look back over everything and usually I can find a few good ones in there. Sometimes not. I eventually paint over the bad ones. I love working on paper because it allows me to burn through tons of paintings and follow my impulses. I love to be fast, loose, open and reckless. Painting is the only place I know how do that."
Behnke writes: "Julie Torres took over two large rooms with her colorful, complex works on paper. Torres displayed the work in inventive groupings that activated, and interacted with the space, and capitalized on similarities found within the paintings formal elements."
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