About Jimmi Toro
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So lucky we humans are to be surrounded with an endless variety of inspiration evident in colors, textures, patterns and movement and all sounds audio. And so lucky am I to have a life where I get to explore it, interpret it and capture it. Having spent decades interpreting the reality or literalness of things, time naturally pushes one to simplify, distort and otherwise compete in a way with nature. Create something unique that adds to the pool instead of mimicking what is in the pool. A simple, beautiful concept that only comes from a prolific output.
To date I have spent a disproportionate amount of time deep inside my head, eventually pulling out thousands of ideas to shape, forcing, or otherwise execute in a visual and audio format. This cycle that never comes full circle, has over the years involved nearly every artistic medium, discipline and abstraction. Prolific, inventive, copious, fruitful. Pick a word. I am about creating.
Jimmi Toro is an American contemporary artist, painter, singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist,and music producer. His art speaks to a balance of control and chaos, primarily focusing on the human face and anatomy in general.
Toro demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, drawing and painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. After that, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, illustrations and ideas. His artistic influences include the surrealism of Joan Miró, the prolific variety of Pablo Picasso, the pure indulgence of the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, and the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Some of his current influences include Daniel Ochoa, Rojelio Manzo, Miguel Leal, and Alexey Kurbatov.
His musical style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, psychedelic, progressive rock, alternative rock, symphonic rock and electronica. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Toro plays all the piano, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and percussion among other instruments, including the use of electronic equipment. His musical influences are in part from late classical and Romantic era composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Frédéric Chopin among others. He additionally draws influence from more contemporary composers, namely Bellamy, York, Paige, and .