Artists-brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre were born in Guadalajara, Mexico, where they grew up until a family move to California in 1972. Considering themselves both American and Mexican, they presently live and work in Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego, California. The subject matter of their work is closely related to their voyage of self-discovery and what it means to live between two cultures. Their work includes numerous references to pre-conquest Mexico and they incorporate time-honoured styles such as Mexican folk art and symbols of Catholicism into their sculptures, as well as universal themes such as gender roles and cultural integration. Jamex started lampworking glass in 1977, and received a BFA in Sculpture from the California State University Long Beach. Einar started to work with glass in 1980 and also attended California State University Long Beach. They exhibit their work internationally and it is held in museum collections worldwide, including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, USA, the Kanazu Museum, Japan, the Tucson Museum of Art, USA, and the Mexican Fine Art Centre Museum, Chicago, USA.
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