Between 1968 and 1969, Francesc Torres produced a series of sculpted cardboard objects painted in flat colours. Slightly deformed, they play with false perspectives or have been pierced by other geometric shapes. They are object-poems conceived as prototypes for unlimited series that could be made available to everyone. Based on the technique used in the design of boxes for pharmaceutical products, the outline of the forms and assembly instructions are printed on cardboard sheets to be cut and assembled, as if they were children’s cut-outs. Taking his cue from Conceptual art, with these objects Torres rejects the idea of a unique artwork. All of his work from this period embraces irony and a minimalist approach. Like other artists of his generation, Torres searches for objectivity in the making of a work, or more accurately, a desire to escape subjectivity.

WORKS IN THE COLLECTION BY FRANCESC TORRES

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I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life
Jean-Michel Basquiat