The cre­ative act is not com­pleted only by the artist it­self; the spec­ta­tor also con­trib­utes, since it is him who puts the work in con­tact with the ex­ter­nal world, when de­ci­pher­ing and in­ter­pret­ing its in­ner char­ac­ter­is­tics.

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“I am not a pain­ter”, Rubén Tor­res Llorca em­pha­sized in a meet­ing we held up in his stu­dio to pre­pare his solo show in the Ken­dall Art Cen­ter, Mi­ami. Start­ing from this premise we go into the topic. Con­ver­sa­tion was about gen­eral top­ics of con­tem­po­rary art, in­scribed in the dis­il­lu­sion and the loss of the utopia, which are the ba­sis of his con­cepts. He re­ferred to the his­toric tired­ness and the dis­en­chant­ment char­ac­ter­iz­ing to­day’s art, en­ti­ties con­form­ing the aes­thetic pos­tu­lates of his vis­ual re­sults and the the­o­ret­i­cal di­men­sion of his speech.

Tor­res Llorca’s work is set­tled on a per­sonal mythol­ogy which sus­tains that the last stage of con­cep­tual art con­sti­tutes the de­cline of art and that post­mod­ernism and con­tem­po­rary art be­long to the post-art. There­fore, the the­o­ret­i­cal ap­prox­i­ma­tions of the present cre­ation bring pro­duc­tions es­tab­lished on a sys­tem cre­ated by the art mar­ket, and the artist an­swers to its de­mands to be able to main­tain him­self ac­tive. Al­though, even when this re­al­ity high­lights, there still ex­ists an an­thro­pol­o­gist or cul­tural hero who, in the the 21st cen­tury, writes es­says on the art at­tached to the past, when artis­tic pro­duc­tion was con­ceived from a ro­man­tic ap­proach and with­out the prac­ti­cal sense it has in the present time.

With the emer­gence of con­cep­tual art and the novel struc­tures char­ac­ter­iz­ing the aes­thetic con­cep­tion of the post-utopic era, the artis­tic prac­tice is set­tled on a ref­er­ent that up­holds the in­e­ludi­ble re­al­ity of the end of the his­tory of art, and the artist has the press­ing need to re­place the mean­ing of his cre­ation sup­ported above all in the se­duc­tion the ex­po­nents them­selves con­trib­ute.

When re­fer­ring to Tor­res Llorca’s present artis­tic pro­duc­tion, I can­not avoid men­tion­ing some of what he made on the past cen­tury. I go back to the myth­i­cal ex­hi­bi­tion Vol­u­men Uno Re­trato de Fors

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