A spotlight on Gustavo Torres’ sculptures during this early weekday morning. Notice the details in the castings.
Gustavo Torres began sculpting at a very young age in Mexico, training with accomplished artists. Torres left Mexico after receiving his BFA to pursue a career in art in the United States. Mainly influenced by Alberto Giacometti as well as the Nuns of Guadalajara, Torres is both a talented visual artist and a master craftsman, whose visual imagery reflects the quiet, deep spirit of an ancient culture.
His experiences while attending a private Catholic school as a child had great impact on his early art education, and religious symbols were his subjects during these formative years.
Torres' style is both primitive and abstract and he looks to create a ''spiritual balance'' in his art. He strives to elevate the human spirit by using primitive and natural forms reminiscent of Mayan and Spanish cultures.