The art exhibition ‘Urban Stories’, featuring the masterpieces of Mexican plastic artist Paloma Torres, was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Mexico to Kuwait H.E. Miguel Angel Isidro, along with the Secretary-General of National Council for Culture, Art and Letters (NCCAL) Ali Al-Yoha, at the Kuwait Museum of Modern Art in Sharq on 20 October.
The exhibition, being organized by the Mexican embassy in Kuwait, showcases around 40 pieces of Torres’ artwork, which comprises mainly tapestries made from felt and natural colors. The exhibition is open to the public until 1 November. “I want to show the landscape of Mexico, my beautiful country, its urban setting vis-a-vis nature. With my artwork, I want them to experience and have a feel of Mexico,” said Ms. Torres.
She added that she is actually a sculptor and this is her second exhibition in the Middle East featuring tapestries. Her previous experience was in Lebanon. She thanked all the people present at the exhibition and the Mexican Embassy as well as the NCCAL.
Born in Mexico City, Torres completed her degree in Visual Arts from the National School of Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City. In 1986 she obtained a Master’s degree in color engraving at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Torres has been a professor of art history and graphic design at the Iberoamericana University, Mexico City, and is a member of the panel of the National State Creators’ System. She has participated in over one hundred exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, creating large columns and other forms inspired by natural landscapes and the modern city of Mexico.