Incredibly Obsessive, Woven Oil Paintings

By
Share:

Beautiful, but almost painful to imagine their execution, Alexi Torres’ intricate oil paintings are created from an obsessive, “woven” technique. We want to see the size of Torres’ paintbrush that he uses to craft a labyrinthine maze of knotwork and interconnected strands. The artist focuses his attention on recreating several iconic images, like the portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mick Jagger. His unique process takes on a more mythical feel, however, when constructing fantastical feminine figures, incorporating organic elements and other nature-inspired forms. Visit Torres’ complex, woven creations in our gallery below. Is your hand cramping yet?

Image credit: Alexi Torres [Spotted via Colossal]

Image credit: Alexi Torres

Image credit: Alexi Torres

Image credit: Alexi Torres

Image credit: Alexi Torres

Image credit: Alexi Torres

Image credit: Alexi Torres

Image credit: Alexi Torres

Image credit: Alexi Torres