Einar & Jamex
de la Torre
Einar and Jamex de la Torre were born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1960 and 1963, respectively. Einar and Jamex both studied at California State University at Long Beach and taught at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington.
The Brothers’ works are in numerous public and private collections and have been exhibited around the world at venues including The Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art in Tacoma, WA, California State University In Fullerton, Los Angeles, the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA, the Los Angeles Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, The Chrysler Museum of Art, The Tucson Museum of Art, Glazenhuis – Glass Museum, Lommel, Belgium, The National Glass Centre in Sunderland, United Kingdom and most recently at the Glass Museum in Ebeltoft, Denmark.
The multiplicity of voices in the de la Torre Brothers’ work begins with their Mexican background, a combination of the Native Mexican, Spanish and Aztec ancestry, resulting in a rich Mestizo hybrid. Born in Guadalahara, Mexico, they draw upon their time spent growing up in Southern California after immigrating as adolescents. This diverse upbringing allows them to draw from multiple sources of inspiration as Mexican, American, and true border artists, living and working near San Diego, CA and Baja California, Mexico.