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Alexi Torres was born in Matanzas, Cuba, and studied at National School of Arts. He is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia.
He paints leaves, feathers, and other organic materials to create his works, which represent everything from Oprah Winfrey to Pablo Picasso to an unnamed soldier.
His work is all-natural, fragile and ephemeral. The woven histories integrate social, military, philosophic and artistic consciousness. It is his aim to show the viewer that that all these concepts are made of the same organic stuff of the universe. Torres sees his work as planting an idea and harvesting it.
His work has been exhibited in the US and Cuba.