Abuelo y nieto, 1987
Grandfather and grandson

33 x 41cm, oil on canvas

With this painting Torrent created a small visual poem. The grandfather and grandson sitting, contemplating a tree in blossom whilst behind them another tree is drying out. This is, without a doubt, an allegory of life which is transmitted in cycles generation after generation, like the seasons of the year. Almost monochrome, this painting stands out because of its size, its touches of colour and the bright whites. It moves us because of its simplicity, the childlike language with which it is drawn overwhelms us and is very effective in creating this visual haiku (Japanese poem of seventeen syllables).