Hermes Torres was born and raised in New York City of Puerto Rican parents. He has been creating art since his youth; attended the High School of Art & Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology earning a BFA in Advertising / Graphic Design. He later received his MFA in Painting from City College.

Hermes has exhibited nationally and internationally and his works are in collections in the Caribbean and Europe.


Artist Statement

My involvement in dance, martial arts and metaphysics inform my paintings with particular attention to space, color, texture, movement and emotive gesture.

I find my imagery to be universal in its appearance.  The essence of my work stems from the purity of form as expressed through me. I usually work on several pieces concurrently. The dialogue that transpires between the works in progress compels my subconscious to investigate how to best translate the spiritual vocabulary through artistic form.