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Oil Paint on Newspaper Canvas
Size: 120 x 83 cm ( 47.2 H x 32.7 in.)
© 2014 Winston Torr
Displayed is my current MATE Tea fever addiction collection.
so about a month ago, i discovered Mate Tea (tee) at a Mate Tea ceremony at Meta Mate in Berlin, Germany. A group of friends, passing around a couple Cuias and Bombas around filled with Mate and hot water. It is a great way to relax, chitchat, and hang out. Great experience. A social drink of South America since the 16th century .
I recently became hooked with this discovery! I dropped my Coffee addiction habit and went straight to Mate, from one day to the next.
Researching Mate online, i found that Coffee sucks vitamins and minerals from the body. No wonder my body felt dehydrated after 5-6 cups of espressos / coffee’s a day!
With Mate I do not feel this dehydration reaction. It turns out that Mate tea actually replenishes vitamins and minerals to the body instead of taking it away. My back immediately began to feel better! and the Energy is amazing!
Mate has similar effects to caffeine, as it is an alternative. Instead of caffeine, Mate has mateine.
I read online that Caffeine raises the adrenalin level, while Mateine stimulates the central nervous system.
What this means for me???
I felt many sleepless nights with Coffee.
With Mate, I am focused when i drink it throughout the whole day. I get work done. Life mentality is structured. When I want to stay awake I stay away. And when I wanted to go to sleep, i sleep at ease. Similar to Caffeine, but I am in control.
Every body and individual is different, so this is just my opinion on how Mate Tea reacts to my body. I cannot hold responsible for other’s reactions. What I can say is that friends love this stuff!
Yesterday, I went to this place in Kreuzberg, Berlin called Yerba Mate Argentina. This is actually inside Bike (bicycle) shop, with a large selection of Mate! Don’t be fooled by the Bike shop! At first I did not find the Mate section, but when the Store owner pointed it to me, i went completely orgasmic! hahaha
they also sell a nice collection, and packages, of Cuia and Bombas.
I tried the Cuia and Bombas, and honestly it burns my throat, mainly because i drink it too quick after the hot water is poured in. Mainly because when i want to drink it, i don’t think about it and just drink it.
How I prepare it, which might insult all the genuine Mate drinkers out there!
I prepare it like regular loose tea really.
Half liter of Hot Water.
One full Tablespoon of Mate.
Let it cool down and filter/sift it through. Drink.
So, the picture above is my current collection of Mate Teas. Please if anyone has recommendation of certain brands, and or other comments to share, that would be fantastic! Enjoy!
Just had an opening in Berlin, Germany on Berlin Art Weekend called VÉRTIGO at TRACE Contemporary.
Below are some details about the show.
VÉRTIGO: humanity is built upon awareness, instincts, survival of the fittest, and defining identity.
Salesart Salon and Trace Contemporary is proud to present VÉRTIGO, a focus of life’s obstacles in foreign territory.
Three artists, three styles, three different cities join together in Berlin, Germany to discover the true meaning of living, yet continue to struggle while enjoying to the fullest.
Beatriz Crespo‘s roots are Spanish / French, Stefano Bosis is Italian, and Winston Torr’s line springs of Chinese Canadian American. A mixture of adventure and soul searching as they drop everything from their prior life to live and breath what they are destined to do in the present day and future.
These compiled works are an essence of VÉRTIGO.
Exhibition : Apr.26 – May 20, 2013
(Viewing by appointment)
Thursday, Apr. 25; 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Elberfelder Str. 13, 10555 Berlin
(click here for map)
here are are the artworks that i displayed.
Deutsch Bank Kunsthalle formerly Guggenheim had a wonderful Exhibition full of Berlin Artists entitled: ‘Macht Kunst’
below are some pictures i found online, and here is an article from Berlin Artparasites, in which I and many wonderful artists featured:
TRACE Contempory Group Beatriz Crespo, Stefano Bosis, and Winston Torr, on a roll!
FELLINI Gallery is pleased to present BERLIN RENAISSANCE, a group exhibition featuring an ambitious showcase of emerging artists: Vanessa Enriquez, Friedrich Heuss, Martina Munse, Winston Torr, and Alexander di Vasos.
A visual journey from the real to the surreal, a mesmerizing quest in analysis and experience with varied symbolism of five diverse artists and their inventive labyrinths. Travel amongst the ethereal, fragile landscapes of Mexican artist Vanessa Enriquez. Play in the world of Friedrich Heuss’s childlike scenes of myth and fancy. Wade through Winston Torr’s studies of human culture, in his temporal works of decay and figuration. Contemplate the gentle symbols of freedom, femininity, and reproduction in the works of Leipzig artist Martina Munse. Examine the bright, dizzy array of socio-human abstraction in the rich works of Alexander di Vasos. Together, these artists present an underground world of distinct individual renaissances for your aesthetic pleasure.
FELLINI Gallery Exhibition “BERLIN RENAISSANCE“
Mittenwalder Str. 6
10961 Berlin, Germany
Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 – 19:00
Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 20:00
Sunday – Monday closed
Directions: From U7 Gneisenaustraße station, exit towards Mittenwalder Str., walk 1.5 blocks north up Mittenwalder Str.
Die FELLINI Gallery freut sich, Ihnen BERLIN RENAISSANCE präsentieren zu dürfen – eine Gruppenausstellung, welche in einem ehrgeizigen Projekt die aufstrebenden Künstler Vanessa Enriquez, Friedrich Heuss, Martina Munse, Winston Torr und Alexander di Vasos vorstellt.
Eine visuelle Reise vom Realen zum Surrealen, eine faszinierende Quest der Analyse und Erfahrung, exemplifiziert am vielfältigen Symbolismus fünf verschiedener Künstler und deren erfinderischer Labyrinthe. Reisen Sie durch die ätherischen, fragilen Landschaften der mexikanischen Künstlerin Vanessa Enriquez. Spielen Sie in der Welt Friedrich Heuss‘ kindlicher Szenen der Mythe und launenhaften Phantasie. Waten Sie durch Winston Torrs Studien der menschlichen Kultur, durch seine weltlichen Arbeiten des Verfalls und des Figurativen. Betrachten Sie die lieblichen Symbole der Freiheit, der Weiblichkeit und Reproduktion in der Arbeit der Leipziger Künstlerin Martina Munse. Erforschen Sie die benommen-fröhliche Anordnung der sozio-humanen Abstraktion in den ergiebigen Werken eines Alexander di Vasos. Zusammen erzeugen diese Künstler eine Untertagewelt ausgeprägter individueller Renaissancen für Ihr ästhetisches Vergnügen.