Nov 12, 2012
is a new breed of pop artist. As a mixed media painter and graphic designer, she creates hybrid works driven by fast images and the online community. Taking a reactive approach to the creative process, she allows her paintings to do the ‘talking’: by throwing paint in an unpredictable manner, leaving it to dry overnight, then interpreting the random composition. Working on multiple pieces simultaneously, Torneros superimposes images implied by the paint. Born in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Torneros started drawing at the age of 2. Her early passion for art, coupled with her experience growing up in Silicon Valley, led her to pursue both digital and traditional avenues at a young age. At 11 years old she designed her first website, and began exhibiting her artwork in galleries only months after graduating high school. Torneros graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in Design|Media Arts. While in her senior year of college, Torneros formed CircleDot - a creative studio whose roster includes such names as Disney, Procter & Gamble, as well as celebrities and innovative startup companies. Tickling the subconscious in her most recent works, elegantly rendered images poke through dreamy atmospheres of fluid elemental cloud colors, contrasted at times by striking iconic illustrations. Torneros is inspired by nature, by psychology, and by dreams. She goes with the feeling, conveying the kind of impressions that linger on the mind in the wake of sensual experience.