Who is RXTT?
RXTT is Roberto Xavier Torres-Torres, an artist born in Puerto Rico and working in Houston, TX.
Working in media as varied as gouache, india ink, and oil paint RXTT creates work that initiates a direct conversation with the viewer, who must decipher what it is they are seeing, whether in crisp black and white or in lurid color.
Because of this interplay between the artist and the viewer, Roberto's work has an immediate appeal that only grows with time as new narratives, forms, and ideas are exposed. The intent of many pieces is to suggest form, shape, and narrative content, without actually defining it. This is calculated by the artist to create work that, as he puts it, "keeps on giving." Works of art are lived with, and an image that continually delights with new visual surprises can be lived with for a long time. Other pieces, such as Roberto's gouache paintings, create narratives that take time to ascertain, which nonetheless function as beautiful works visually.
Time is the 4th dimension, and humans are stuck inexorably in a linear existence. RXTT creates art that rides along with you on the timewave, changing from moment to moment, even as it remains a static, two-dimensional work. That is the true power of Art. Art can show us what is beyond our normal experience. One must only take the time to look.
Roberto Xavier Torres-Torres has shown his work in both group and solo exhibitions in Houston, Texas, and throughout the United States. He is a member of the Montrose Art Society.
To see RXTT's C.V. click on the above button marked "RXTT C.V."
The column on the right lists RXTT's various webpages. RXTT's Intellectual Journey is where RXTT reviews the books he reads.
If you want to see the latest RXTT ART, head to Open To Interpret . That is where RXTT shows off his latest work, as well as sketchbook images.
If you want to read some of RXTT's lengthier essays, head to The 5th Buddha .
If you want to check out some music videos hand-picked by RXTT, go to the Instigator Video Jukebox.
To see RXTT's comic strip "UH huh...", published in the Daily Cougar, The University of Houston's campus newspaper, go HERE.
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