Ale De la Torre is a Mexican artist. She studied visual arts and graphic design. Her current work consists of a mixture of traditional drawing and painting with a touch of digital art, but she also enjoys working on each technique separately. In addition to her personal work she does freelance illustration, graphic design and art direction.
Her personal work is inspired by Mexican culture, dreams and nightmares, literature, science and nature. Music is also an essential ingredient in her work, of many musical genres, but what she enjoys the most while working is jazz.
Frequent topics of her work revolve around femininity, creatures, botany and all kind of emotions. She loves using traditional and digital techniques, especially those that allow a greater amount of detail and texture to her work such as inks, watercolors, acrylics, collage and graphite.
"Curandera" is about the dream of a shaman, a witch, a curandera who has the ability to communicate with the dead, to cure through the use of medicinal herbs and to make astral projections. In her dream, she gets into her own conscience and in this introspection she becomes fire, she is order and caos.
In the middle of a lagoon, accompanied by duality, she hangs her medicinal herbs on a circular pentagram and as a plant collector, she keeps spores and seeds in her body to grow flowers and mushrooms. In her dreams she communicates with the dead, sees through other eyes and comes back to heal with the magic of plants.
We recently asked Ale some questions about her inspirations:
Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?
A: "In everything that surrounds me"
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: "Because I love creating and it is my way of appreciating the world and communicating."
Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?
A: "Lowbrow and surrealism"
Q: What role does an artist have in society?
A: "Artists are creators, they make representations of the world from different points of view, communicate, inspire and hopefully someone else will identify with that voice."
Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?
A: "From a very young age I have been surrounded by art and for me it is natural to see art everywhere. For me, art is my work, it is my way of communicating, a way of gratitude, love, my way of healing and it is also a hobby. "
Q: What is your dream project?
A: " Create the image of a brand that has to do with plants, with nature, illustrate my own book and keep creating the art for music albums. "
Support her work by shopping her collection at https://highartgallery.com/collections/ale-de-la-torre