Ubiquitous from state to state, Toro’s presence stretches from CA to NY. With a brief moment to chat with the bull, I had to ask, “Why Toro?” The answer I got defined that his name was more than art. Having gone to bullfights with his dad at a young age, they would scream TORO! TORO! TORO! while rooting for the underdog bull struggling for it’s life.
Representing the struggle and the voices of the less fortunate, Toro projects his graffiti in places people want to ignore and avoid. This graffiti artist strives to bring light and awareness upon a world that is consumed by darkness and injustice. Like the bull does to the matador, Toro’s graffiti stares down the law and vigorously fights to the end.
This raging bull is featured in 1AM’s current exhibition, “Outside In” until March 12. If you can’t make it, check out the available work online.
Also, don’t sleep as Toro presents a larger than life piece in Goorin Brother’s “Extended Stay” exhibition this March 5th from 8-11pm alongside Barry McGee, Steel, and Reyes.