These Alexi Torres Paintings Depict Iconic Artist Subjects

By: Jana Pijak - Nov 15, 2014
References: alexitorres & joquz
Though they may resemble thread-woven coins, these Alexi Torres paintings are actually conceived using an oil medium. The stunning masterpieces depict famous artists and are incredibly detailed and lifelike. These compositions pay tribute to artist greats including Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali among with other famous faces.

These Alexi Torres paintings use oil in an unexpected way. The canvases are inspired by gold and silver coins and boast artist faces that are each signature in their look. In addition to Warhol, Kahlo and Dali, this series also pays tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pablo Picasso.

The pieces are a interesting tribute to some of art's most famous faces and are a symbol of each figure's great influence over popular culture.