(How literal you want, me? ...), 2019

Miami Beach 2019
Morán Morán
Mixed Media
Painting on wood panels
275.0 x 330.0 (cm)
108.3 x 129.9 (inch)

(How literal you want, me? Dirt’s foundational and socially homogeneous overlap, which mirrors all skins, sampled, which also appear as topographical tea perspectives, with twister as a social teacher and presenter of various discomforts depending your space)(eg: my one hyper key as appetizer)

‘Material or matter found in a space outside of consumer architecture, either digital or physical space, is often referred to as a found object or material. All materials are useful to activate signifiers, make connotations, and give cultural significance. Several hundred years later, in the space of painting, we allow our material prejudices to rate and devalue paper versus linen, wood versus aluminum, stone versus plastic, as if we are choosing a type of grocery bag for saving the world from filth and inevitable end. Found, painted wood has a history and may have a louder visual history than stained wood from a lumberyard, but they are both wood. Spots or dots can also be materials, depending on how they are approached, a placemat off its table is an isolated spot, a rubber drain stopper may also be seen as a dot. A painted spot may do something else entirely, for in Modern or contemporary art there are specific connotations for the spot, most of them rooted in pop culture. Or what about the movie 101 Dalmatians? Spots imply different cultural symbols: patterns and colors change through arrangements, scale shifts, and context – topographically, what may a spot represent?’
– Torey Thornton

Torey Thornton’s (born 1990 in Macon, Georgia) visual practice often unites several genres in a single artwork, as they explore context and interpretation, distorting the function of materials and the significance of words and language. Presumptions are put on pause and reorganized via language, material circumstances, or by marrying disparate media. They reevaluate societal pressures and restrictions, while examining the act of making art. Thornton lives and works in Brooklyn.

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