Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hallucinatory religious collages of artists Jamex and Einar de la Torre

By Carolina A. Miranda
Flemish Tara” / De la Torre Brothers / 2013 / Lenticular printing / 1 x 1.3 mCategory: Lenticulars
CALIFORNIA---As far as art forms go, it doesn't get more lowbrow than lenticulars, the 2-D printed pictures that, with the aid of a rippled, plasticized coating, appear three dimensional, often with animated effects. Think of those thrift store portraits of Jesus that appear to be winking. Artists Jamex and Einar de la Torre have used this technology — generally reserved for popular religious art and advertising campaigns — to fantastic effect. In fact, a current show of their work at Koplin Del Rio in Culver City offers a bounty of pieces that employ the device. [link]

Koplin Del Rio: "Einar and Jamex De La Torre" (Ends August 29, 2015); 6031 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA; (310) 836-9055;
"Rites of Passage" by Einar and Jamex de la Torre takes on the U.S.-Mexico border as its subject. (Einar and Jamex de la Torre / Koplin Del Rio)