San Francisco Bay area bred, Los Angeles-based. I have been creating art of all kinds for as long as I can remember. Positivity, passion, and purpose is my mantra. I freestyle my work, I freestyle my life.
Allison "Hueman" Torneros is a hybrid lowbrow artist with fine-art painterly skills, who brings a femininity to a movement that at times can be juxtaposed to the gracefulness of her work. In the studio, she presses her striking, freestyle vision to canvas, drawing on the human condition to create impressive mash-ups of the beautiful and grotesque, abstract and figurative and ordered and chaotic. Outside, when crushing walls, shoulder-to-shoulder with street art legends, she channels her alter-ego, Hueman, to break out of her creative shell along with the boxed boundaries of the canvas. In giving in to the call of freedom, Allison says, “When I dare to go outside of my comfort zone I feel more human, and I hope to inspire others to do the same.”
Torneros is inspired by nature, by psychology, and by dreams. A true freestyler, she goes with the moment, conveying the kind of impressions that linger on the mind in the wake of sensual experience. Work often begins by throwing paint in an unpredictable manner, leaving it to dry overnight, then interpreting the random composition. Allison prefers to let her work do the talking.