What’s integral to your work as an artist? Gustavo Torres was born in Guadalajara, Mexico where he began sculpting and training with accomplished artists such as Luis Larios at a very young age. Torres left Mexico in 1991 after receiving his Bachelors of Fine Art at the University of Guadalajara to pursue a career in the United States.
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Torres is both a talented visual artist and a master craftsman. His visual imagery reflects the deep, quiet spirit of antiquity and rough finger work; and carefully chosen patinas convey a worn, earthy presence. His forms capture intimate gestures such as a mother’s touch, a distant gaze or a lover’s caress. The power of his art is in it’s simplicity, tranquility and connection to life. Torres’s style is both primitive and abstract, and he strives to create a “spiritual balance” in his art. His statement that “art without spirit is nothing” demonstrates his reverence for life. His driving desire is to connect his work to others on that spiritual level, and each piece begins with a fragment from his own past. “The form is just the beginning. The rest is left to each person’s connection as they add their own experience and spirit.”