For several years I have been working on a body of work to bring attention to our community’s rivers and creeks ... to preserved them and not see them become areas for illegal dumping or havens for collecting trash. San Pedro Creek borders the Lone Star Art District, where I have a working art studio and artist incubation space. After a good rain, I go to the banks of the creek and see what the waters bring downstream. From this, I’ve created the San Pedro Creek series of paintings using tar, aluminum, gold leaf, copper and white pigments on canvas.
SinDrscanso/ without rest will be on view at the Plaza de Artes, Market Square, San Antonio, TX.
Sin Descanzo is a mixed media painting made with tar, bronze paint, rose petals. It’s Aprox 65in x 96in on Canvas made back in 2004 at the Fredric Building.
Bring forth a new direction in painting. Pushing the envelope to discover a alternative ways to make paint.
Made the cover of Contemporary Texas | A Fine Art Magazine.
The Anniversary Gift
My wife asked me to make something that for our anniversary so I made diner and gave her a painting... after the dinner. We sat and talked about all the blessings we had throwout the years.
The painting stayed with us for several years and then one morning she tells me, "I want to tell the world how much I love you" ok... I asked what should I do, sell the anniversary painting so we can celebrate our love with everyone".
...So I did, this painting is in a private collection.
Jesus Toro Martinez
Tittle: The Anniversary Gift, 30in x 40in, Mixed Media on Canvas
(Goldleaf, Silverleaf, rosepetals and self made pigments with Tar) 2013
Creating a pair of twin paintings from ugly materials and making them amazing to see. Very painful to make, useing very toxic materials from asphalt and rubber parts mixed with tar and industrial oil paint.
48in x 48in, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2017
In private collections.
Wild Side at Night came from a sires of dreams walking along a creek with a dog. This dog comes and goes on most of my dreams so I've incorporated the dog looking at the little butterflies flying around.
Jesús Toro Martinez, Wild Side at Night, 24in x 24in, Mixed Media on Wood, (tar, asphalt and rubber, dirt, chilly peppers seeds, white tuntaium white pigment and industrial oil paint with silver leaf.) 2017
Shock Me... I'm Bold, is now in a private collection.
Made with asphalt, rubber parts and burned ashes melted & mixed with tar. Tantainum White pigment, Silver leaf on canvas. Completed 2017
Exploring lots of rich texture with, melted ruber, silver leaf and tantainum white pigment and flower petals... this is an oil painting that will last for meany years to come.
An inspired work made out of found materials on IH 10 west and along the way. Wood, Nedels,California, fools gold in a shop off the road in Arizona and tar from Texas.
Viva Fiesta San Antonio, my limited edition print is now available.
Title: Celebration 2017
Silkscreen, 29in x 21in, on paper
Thanks to the wonderful help of Master Printer, Arturo Negrete and Harvey Mireles and crew for putting it together.
The Big Painting Exhibit
Lone Star Art District Art Walk at Lone Star Studi, San Antonio, Texas.
This exhibit was an total success - Sold Out before it opened to the public. Georgetown, Washington DC.
Westi Lost in the Park, Solo exhibit at King William Association, Ó Neal Ford Building, San Antonio, TX 78204
September 1st - November 30th, 2016.
Solo exhibit at Latino Art Museum was very well recived by LA news media.
This summer July 2016, My Art will be at the Latino Art Museum. July 9-30, 2016
Symbols & Icons open April 9 at Dock Space In Lone Star Arts District, 107 Lone Star Blvd, San Antonio, TX. 78212 thru April 30,2016
Arist reseption starts at 7:00pm on April 9th and is in conjunction with the Lone Star Arts Distict Art Walk. Everyone is welcome.