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1994·Catálogo Exposición Premio Pintura L´OREAL X Edición, geometry Trazado Espacial Continuo XXXVI 180x180cm by  ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES. Centro Cultural Conde Duque. Madrid
1994·Texto Miguel Fernández- Cid catálogo exposición Premio Pintura L´OREAL X Edición, exposición Centro Cultural Conde Duque. Madrid 1994
La Pintura individual de Iluminada García-Torres                                                          
texto de Miguel Fernández-Cid (1990)                                                                                             
ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES (Elche 1949). Ella realiza una exposición en la Galería Albatros de Madrid. Unas de sus obras, tienen de motivo la escultura de mármol de Ariadne (Hilo intangible). "Iba al Museo del Prado pensando en una imagen que motivara mi mente y encontré esta escultura. Allí pinté la escultura en un lienzo frente a esta y después en otro lienzo la pinté como si la escultura estuviera mirando al infinito... y sé que volveré a interpretar a esta Ariadne, porque me resulta imposible olvidar su perfección, su armonía, su control matemático".
Las pinturas de la escultura de Ariadne las realiza desde una interpretación, con el mar y un paisaje diluido. "Nací cerca del mar y, aunque a los dieciséis años vine a Madrid, a estudiar Bellas Artes, su presencia la tengo siempre cerca. Lo sé por la necesidad de incluir una línea del  horizonte, una referencia al espacio en cada pintura".                           
El estilo de su pintura queda más patente en las obras en las que ella, ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, con la idea y los elementos mínimos de una composición, deriva hacia fórmulas arquitectónicas. Morandi, la pintura metafísica de Giorgio de Chirico y los quattrocentistas no están lejos de su pintura. Con unas barras cilíndricas y una caja sobre una mesa ella pinta geometrías nítidas, pinturas de espacialidad. Vistos desde otra perspectiva, los mismos elementos semejan un laberinto, con una idea geométrica que evoca constantemente su pintura, "un objeto es distinto según cómo lo vemos, la cercanía de otro objeto lo modifica en nuestra percepción"¿Cómo no entender que la pintura de ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES es individual?.
1995·Texto by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES catálogo exposición Premio Pintura L´OREAL XI Edición. Centro Cultural Conde Duque. Madrid 1995
1995·Texto de Miguel Fernández-Cid catálogo exposición Premio Pintura L´OREAL XI Edición, 
geometry Trazado Espacial Continuo by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES 180x180cmCentro Cultural Conde Duque. Madrid 1995

Texts written by art critics of exhibitions made by ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES (ELX 1949) of Geometric Art: Pictorial, Sculpture and DIGITAL Geometry that she started in 1991 with COMBINABLES, TRAZADO ESPACIAL CONTINUO and THE THREAD OF ARIADNE-MUSICALITE, formulating continuous mathematics and geometry for her work. Previously, she worked 25 years (1965-1990) in landscape painting, design of architectural compositions of geometry and in the two paintings that ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES made (1986-88) of ARIADNE DORMIDA en NAXOS, marble sculpture in the MUSEUM NACIONAL del PRADO, MADRID (exhibition at the Galería Albatros, Madrid 1990).
1996·geometría Trazado Espacial Continuo LXXV by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, 180x180cm. 
exposición Premio Pintura L´OREAL XII EdiciónCentro Cultural Conde Duque. Madrid 1996
1996·geometría Trazado Espacial Continuo LXXV by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, 180x180cm. 
Catálogo Exposición Premio Pintura L´OREAL
XII Edición. Centro Cultural Conde Duque. Madrid 1996
2000·Continual Spatial Tracing, Paintings Geometric Art by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES.
Exhibition  Hortensia Gallery, Kensington and Chelsea College, LONDON. January 2000
1996· 2º Premio geometría
Trazado Espacial Continuo LXX  by LUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, 180x180cm. Catálogo Exposición Colección Artes Plásticas 1982-1996 del Colegio Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Madrid 
 1997·Premios Villa de Madrid. Pintura · Escultura/geometría de ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, exposición Centro Cultural Conde Duque. Madrid
1997· estudio en MADRID de ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, geometría TRAZADO ESPACIAL CONTINUO XCVacrilico/lienzo 180x180cm.
1997·geometría TRAZADO ESPACIAL CONTINUO XCV 180x180cm by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES
Catálogo Exposición Premio Pintura L´ORÉAL XIII Edición. Centro Cultural Conde DuqueMadrid 1997
1998-1999· Continual Spatial Tracing, installation geometric paintings acrílico/canvas and sculptures by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, GASWORKS STUDIOS. LONDON 
1998-1999· Installation, Continual Spatial Tracing geometry digital on paper  and sculptures by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, GASWORKS STUDIOS. LONDON 
1999· Instalación, Puerta Del Espacio by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRESI Universidad de Verano de Escultura, Taller Técnicas mixtas dirigido por CoomonteFundación Eduardo Capa-Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche. Castillo Santa Bárbara Alicante, 5-30 julio1999
2000· Installation, Continual Spatial Tracing, geometric art paintings and digital on paper  and sculptures by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES Exhibition Hortensia Gallery, Kensington and Chelsea College, LONDON January 2000
2000· Continual Spatial Tracing, geometric paintings 200x100cm each by  ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES 
Exhibition Hortensia Gallery Kensington and Chelsea College, LONDON January 2000

2000·cerámica by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES.
Fundación Eduardo Capa Castillo de Santa Barbara, Alicante
2001·Entre el uno el dos y el tres, texto Isabel Tejeda Martín. Catálogo Exposición de Iluminada García-Torres, Casa Cultura de El Campello (Alicante) 12 mayo–20 junio 2001   
2001·geometria Hilo de Ariadna trazado espacial continuo CXXXIII by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES,
180x180cm. Catálogo Premio de Pintura L´OREAL XVII Edición. Exposición Centro Cultural Conde Duque. MADRID 2001 
2001·geometría Hilo de Ariadna trazado espacial continuo CXXXIII, by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES 
180x180cm. Exposición Premio de Pintura L´OREAL XVII Edición. Centro Cultural Conde Duque. MADRID 2001 
The expansion of the painting in the cold auras 
text by Simón Marchán Fiz
ILUMINADA  GARCIA TORRES (EICHE 1949), she unravels Ariadne's Thread through an optical combinatorial impregnated by cybernetic randomness, a code expressed in lines that contrast with the unchanging presence of squares as zero grade and reference to the essentials, a great lyricism, color vibrations and harmony of balance complement each other.
text Simón Marchán Fiz(2001), Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of Art, Faculty of Philosophy UNED Madrid.       
La expansión de la pintura en las auras frias text Catalog Exhibition XVII Edition Painting Prize L'OREAL. Conde Duque Cultural Center. Madrid 2001
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2001·SIMÓN MARCHÁN FIZ Catedrático de Estética y Teoría del Arte. UNED MADRIDtexto LA EXPANSIÓN DE LA PINTURA EN LAS AURAS FRÍAS catálogo exposición Premio de Pintura L´OREAL XVII Edición. Centro Cultural Conde Duque MADRID 2001 
2001·SIMÓN MARCHÁN FIZ Catedrático de Estética y Teoría del Arte. UNED MADRIDtexto LA EXPANSIÓN DE LA PINTURA EN LAS AURAS FRÍAS/Iluminada García-Torres, catálogo exposición Premio de Pintura L´OREAL XVII Edición. Centro Cultural Conde Duque MADRID 2001 
2001·Catálogo Exposición Premio de Pintura L´OREAL Arte Contemporáneo XVII Edición/Artistas seleccionados. Centro Cultural Conde Duque MADRID 2001 
2002·catálogo exposición EL HILO DE ARIADNA 1991-2002 by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRESsala M. Lonja del Pescado, Alicante del 30-04 al 28-05, 2002
GEOMETRIC POETRY and EMOTIONAL ARITHMETICS
text by José Manuel Alvarez Enjuto (2002)
It is not easy to respond to the arithmetic and orthogonal processes, of the poetry and sensitivity in the compositional contents in the work of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES (ELCHE1949). She makes in Geometric Art an expressive formulation centered almost specifically on the research of spatial ordering through the serial multiplication of the line in progression. In the relation and the consecutive evolution with the only trace of a mediatic line in the space, or what is the same, through the drawing of a line, she manages to reach the metaphysical purpose of the creative eagerness.
The arithmetic and emotional poetry in the work of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES has that consubstantial truth that responds to a pristine and essential fact endowed with a metaphysical transcendence capable of altering any philosophical conjecture. Art transcending through arithmetic formulas and rhythmic spatial sequences that she describes.
Iconography where the continuous module, the coherent mathematical variation dominates the visuality, demands, at least, a reflection on the mathematical painting and the balanced spatial orders. And this inevitably leads us to the stream of Stilj, Mondrian, Rietveld authors who understood that in geometry and spatial arrangement by means of balanced flat chromatic or compositional icons, rational orders could be established in the argumentation of their proposals.
Processes in the elaboration of those gestural lines support of the works. A fact of transcendence if we understand theGeometric  Art of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES from her creativity, with the congregation of all these expressive singularities that she has in geometric poetry.
Certainly the iconography transcribed in the paintings of the artist ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES may correspond to the genuine calligraphic material of the geometric repertoire of the square reticular and the music of arithmetic in their interactions.
Composition based on the repetitive modular beauty of the line and the quadrangular geometric grid, capable of claiming expansion, limitlessness and affirmation once the gestures drawn from the mathematical variable are the agents of the resulting harmonies, We have understand a very special expressiveness in the works of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES that she gives in the accuracy of the brushstroke in the discursive process of a meditative calligraphic order.
A pristine pictorial expression, based on the measure, the gesture the compositional rhythms, the formal transition, the chromatic vibration, the metaphysical transcendence. The geometry and arithmetic as a determining reason.
POESIA GEOMETRICA Y ARITMETICA EMOCIONAL
text by José Manuel Alvarez Enjuto,2002
Exhibition catalog of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES.
THE THREAD OF ARIADNA 1991-2002
30/04 - 28/05, 2002, Municipal Exhibition Lonja del Pescado. Alicante
2002·catálogo exposición EL HILO DE ARIADNA 1991-2002 by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRESsala Municipal Lonja del Pescado, Alicante del 30/04 - 28/05, 2002
2002·LORÉAL Arte Contemporáneo· Jurado XVIII Edición, exposición CentroCulturalCondeDuque. MADRID
2002·geometría El Hilo de Ariadna CLXV by ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES, 180x180cm.
Catálogo Exposición Premio L´OREAL ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO XVIII Edición. Centro Cultural Conde Duque MADRID 2002
MARIA ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES
1949 Elche Elx (Alicante) España,SPAIN
1965-1970 INGRESA y Estudia Profesorado Dibujo en la ACADEMIA SUPERIOR de BELLAS ARTES de SAN FERNANDO de MADRID y FACULTAD de BELLAS ARTES UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE, MADRID.
En el 1ª curso 1965-66, es el pintor Antonio López García el maestro de ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES y en 1969 Eusebio Sempere, año que concilió la enseñanza con la investigación de formas geométricas en el Centro de Cálculo de la Universidad  Complutense de Madrid.
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2015·Trazado Espacial Continuo by ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES, Centro Municipal. Exposicions de ELCHE-Elx 15mayo-6 septembre 2015.
2015·Trazado Espacial Continuo by ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES, Centro Municipal Exposicions de exposicions ELCHE-Elx 15mayo-6 septembre 2015.
2009· exposición, ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES Retrospectiva 1982-2009, sala exposiciones del Castillo de Santa Barbara, Alicante 6 octubre - 29 noviembre, 2009 
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2003· El Hilo de Ariadna- Combinatoria  by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES (geometría digital on canvas 90x180cm each), exposición Colección Hotel H. Amerigo en el Centro Municipal  de las Artes Alicante del 12 al 17 diciembre 2003
2003· Catálogo exposición Colección Hotel H. Amerigo digital geometría El Hilo de Ariadna- Combinatoria  by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES. Centro Municipal  de las Artes Alicante del 12 al 17 diciembre 2003
2003· Catálogo exposición Colección Hotel H. Amerigo  digital geometry El Hilo de Ariadna- Combinatoria  by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES. Centro Municipal  de las Artes Alicante del 12 al 17 diciembre 2003
2003·exposición geometría digital Colección Hotel H. Amerigo El Hilo de Ariadna- Combinatoria by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES. Centro Municipal  de las Artes Alicante del 12 al 17 diciembre 2003

PIXELS (2003) ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES (ELCHE 1949), she in this exhibition presents her work of Digital Geometric Art, El Hilo de Ariadna - Combinatoria, a research with new technological media. The result is innovative, rigorous and coherent that we can observe in the evolution of hers work, whose genesis is in the pictorial work of hers teacher Antonio López García and from which her assimilated the measure and direct-gesture.
In the observation of the sublime marble sculpture of Ariadna that she discovered in the Prado Museum (1984), ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES tries to armonize he creative Thread to get herself the labyrinth of her artistic capacity.
Geometry in the plane and in the space that in something  would assimilate of the teachings that she received from the also Alicante artist, Eusebio Sempere.
The lines drawn, made in a dynamic way, of a single gesture, in relation of proportionality with space reticular, mathematics and geometry, time and light. And the origin of Trazado Espacial Continuo Continuous Spatial Drawings has been for more than a decade in the geometry of hers work Combinables.
That is why in the artworks of
ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES we contemplate geometries that can be multiplied infinitely thanks to the combinatorial of color and digital processes, which are possible by linking their Geometry research with the new technological advances of science computer.
She draws, from the point, original singular gestural lines in the space, in rhythmic sequences, that in this work of Digital Geometric Art, the pixels constituting of the new structure of the line.
This exhibition, belonging to the hundred works of geometry (digital printing on canvas 90x180cm each) which constitute the Amerigo Collection, can be seen in Alicante at the Hotel of the same name, where the geometries designed by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES will show us a world of harmonies fused with the Mediterranean light, where the azure and marine blue, the earth and solar ocher, and the violet tones of an alborear of the horizon prevail, which is the line from which all forms emerge.
PÍXELES, La Huella del Trazo
Text by Joaquín Santo Matas - Director of the Alicante Institute of Culture Juan Gil-Albert. Catalog exhibition El Hilo de Ariadna - Combinatoria by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES Municipal Center for the Arts. Alicante 2003
2004·exposición Música y Arte II, triptico geometría digital El Hilo de Ariadna-utopia: sinfonía, sonata y penta by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES (imagendigital print on canvas 285x200cm) Palau de la Música de Valencia, 01/12/2004 al 16/01/2005
SOUNDS OF PAINTING Música y Arte II
Texts by Laura Sanz García (2004), 
Pascual Patuel Chust (2004)
IILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES, (Elche, Alicante, 1949) she  has made a decided commitment to Geometric Art, developing orthogonally organized shapes and colors. Following paths opened by the geometric Kandinsky of the German Bauhaus, author of POINT AND LINE ON THE PLANO, and Dutch Neoplasticism, ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES 
understands her painting and her sculpture as a mathematical system of proportions and geometric shapes.
ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES achieves to formulate, in 1991, a basic module of squares, where she drew the points and lines. This module will be the beginning of future experimentation in Geometric Art. 
A geometric and mathematical cosmos, that ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES considers independent worlds, but participants of the totality, calculated according to systems of proportion in their measurements.  The relation between full space and empty spaces is dynamic, because it generates multiple variations, determined by the color, shape, number, and direction of the lines, an interactive space that generates an integrating harmony of all the geometric elements in the composition.
The thread of Ariadna, is the generic name that has adopted to denominate to her work ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES, as a consequence painting (1986-88) the marble sculpture of Ariadna of the Museum of the Prado, in which she discovered a harmony of geometric y order mathematician that was to preside over her future work. The space research has been formally complicating his proposals with a multiplication of rhythmic sequences, parallel to the world of music, pictorial geometries that she calls Continuous Spatial Drawings. From this proposal her work is incorporated into the new technologies applicable to the art of painting.
The recent works of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, geometries of infinite development of the combinatorial of color and the process of the image generated by computer where the brushstroke is now structured by the pixel (picture element), dot in a rectilinear grid of points to form a geometric digital image.
With this digital process of the image, she has made the geometries of the present exhibition Música y Arte II. They constitute the beginning of a new series whose dot of expansion is musicality.
ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES has been able to see and work on the aesthetic aspects offered by the graphics of the musical notation. The pentagram or tetragram constitute the linear structure where the musical "signs" are deposited, she attempt to evoke the true graphia, which allows it to develop formal investigations related to Optical art and suggest virtual movements.
Text by Laura Sanz García (2004) Carlos III University of Madrid
Pascual Patuel Chust University of Valencia
Exhibition catalog Música y Arte II.      
Palau de la Música of VALENCIA 2004
2009·exposición  ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES Retrospectiva 1982-2009, Arte Digital Geométrico (1991-2009), Castillo de Santa Barbara Alicante, 6 octubre - 29 noviembre, 2009
2009·Exposición ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES Retrospectiva 1982-2009 digital·Castillo de Santa Bárbara Alicante 2009  among-lines.blogspot.com 
2015·exposición GEOMETRIA, COLOR y MUSICALIDAD, digital diagrams geometry Ariadne´sThread-musicalité Greece 5 - Paris 21,23 by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES (imagendigital print on canvas 180x90cm each) Centro Municipal Exposiciones de ELCHE-ELX 15 mayo - 6 septiembre, 2015


among-lines.blogspot.com 2009 Retrospectiva

MARIA ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES
1949 Elche Elx (Alicante) España
1965-1970 Studies Professor Drawing in the Superior Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid and Faculty of Fine Arts COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY, MADRID. In the first course the teacher of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES is the painter Antonio López García and in 1969 Eusebio Sempere, year that he reconciled the teaching with the research in the Computer Center of the Complutense University of Madrid.

Exposiciones realizadas por ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES de Arte Geométrico: Pintura, Escultura y DIGITAL Geometría que ella inició en 1991 con COMBINABLES, TRAZADO ESPACIAL CONTINUO y El HILO de ARIADNA-MUSICALIDAD formulando la matemática continua y geometría de su obra. Anteriormente, ella trabajó 25 años (1965-1990) en pintura de paisaje, composiciones de arquitectura geométrica y en las dos pinturas (1986-88) que realizó ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES de la escultura de mármol ARIADNA en el MUSEO del PRADO, MADRID.

Pintura  óleo/canvas 130x146cm (1988) de la escultura de mármol ARIADNA dormida en Naxos, realizada en el Museo del Prado (Madrid) por ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES. (exposición Galería Albatros, Madrid 1990).
1990·Paintings the ARIADNE DORMIDA IN NAXOS, marble sculpture in the Museo del Prado, Madrid by ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES exhibition Galería Albatros, Madrid 1990

LA MIRADA ACTUAL
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
02/06/15.- ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES (Elche 1949) she has made a Retrospective Exhibition with the title of Geometry, Color and Musicality, digital diagrams and painting 1991-2015, in the Municipal Exhibition Center of the city, Elche-Elx.
Julia Sáez-Angulovicepresident of the Madrid Association of Art Critics, AMCA, and member of the AECA / Spain International, writes in the catalog:
Geometry, Color and Musicality are three concepts of the eurythmy that emerges from the artistic work of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES.
Geometry in which the rhythm of a musicality visible to the eyes is appreciated, inaudible, only in appearance.
She draws the dancing rhythm of a musicality that manifests herself in the wise administration of color on the support of paper, canvas ... geometry that dances; a musicality that is expressed in colors. Kandinsky already talked about it when he attributed musical notes to colors. Look at the sounds, hear the color.
Since the 90s she, ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES has a coherent research trajectory in Geometric Art, painting, sculpture and digital diagrams, from her work of Continuous Spatial Tracing, 
Combinables to El Hilo de Ariadne. Geometry, color, rhythm and musicality are present in a creative world of lines, circles, squares, pixels ... designed by her artistic mind. Without leaving the painting, she uses the new technological means, which are fundamental in the generation of her innovative geometric artworks.
Geometry, Color and Musicality, is the conceptual key that describes the digital and pictorial geometrical work of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES.
The lines drawn in the space reticular square, horizons that expand in cartographies of the musicality, express in the digital geometries of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES a perception of she  at different countries, continents or cities: MUSICALITY-Sweden-Madrid-South America-Berlin -NewYork-MumbaiBombay-Beiying-Europe-GreeceGrecia-Tokyo-Paris-Nepal-Brooklyn-Africa-Universe.   

ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES, in 1965-1970 she ingress and studied Professor of Drawing at the Superior Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid and Complutense University of MadridShe lived in Madrid until 1997 and later in London, where she was a guest artist at Gasworks Studios of London, and since mid-1999 she resides in Alicante. In 2000 she returned to London to make an exhibition at Hortensia Gallery, Kensington and Chelsea College in London.                                                                                                                               
In 2003 ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES presented her geometry research, El hilo de Ariadna-Combinatoria, with the new technological media. Geometric art: one hundred works (200x100 cm.each) for the Art Collection of Hotel H. Amerigo, Alicante.                                                  
In her Continuous Spatial  Drawings, she, the painter ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES highlights each brushstroke in an affirmation of the energy, lines in brushstrokes of unique gesture, singular each  of the lines in the meditative trajectory  of rhythms in color gradations in the squares of her works in Geometric Art, and in the geometry compositions, with the new digital media, the PIXELS  constitute the structure of the lines.
Texto catálogo por Julia Sáez-Angulo exhibition GEOMETRIA, COLOR y MUSICALIDAD diagramas digitales y pintura de ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES, en el Centro Municipal de exposiciones de ELCHE, 15mayo- 6septiembre 2015
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