Reflection on Weigh
The work of Omar Torres is built around our emotions, and the tireless search to find balance. Through the exertion of total control, Torres represents situations of resistance and tolerance, pushed to breaking point. In these compelling compositions, each element depends on one another to coexist. Pain is heavy, tension is tiresome and balance is draining, but we continue to exist. The relationship and dependence reminds audiences of the emotional ties and links we have with other people, and with ourselves. With just a few minimal elements, he builds and represents the optimal state: a delicate balance, as beautiful as it is impermanent.