Manolo Torres, born in Malaga in 1938, is a self-trained sculptor, with origins in his work for many years in metallurgic factory in Switzerland. Installed in Geneva, he´s dedicated to painting and sculpture, and he has participated in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally.
He has made recently a major retrospective in Spain, consisting of about 130 works, including sculptures in relief, rusty iron tables and oil paintings, giving crucial notoriety to one of the most vigorous sculptural productions appeared in the heart of Europe over the past thirty years.
Undoubtedly, Manolo Torres is one of the big names in the Spanish art scene from the eighties.
The geographical reference of the masterpieces, conducted mainly in iron and steel and characterized by an unmistakable simplicity and visual beauty, highlights a firm vocation for painting and sculpture. His career, has only gestated and developed entirely in the Swiss canton where the artist lived from 1960
but from its inception has maintained a fruitful dialogue with the best Central European tradition of avant-garde sculpture, such that after the war ends,
for instance in the essential work of Max Bill, accompanied by equal, though, by other powerful influences interpreted with undeniable originality: Picasso, Julio Gonzalez, Max Ernst, as well as the ancient symbols of the Mediterranean culture, the Egyptian and Mesopotamian sculpture architecture .
He won among others, the prize to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution, with his sculpture “Fountain of Dreams” which is exhibited in all parliaments in Spanish communities and the Spanish Senate.