Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Gustavo Torres began sculpting and training with accomplished artists in Mexico at a very young age. Torres left Mexico in 1991 after receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Guadalajara to pursue a career in the United States.
Torres is both a talented visual artist and a master craftsman. His visual imagery reflects the deep, quiet spirit of antiquity, while his rough finger work and carefully chosen hand formulated patinas convey an earthy presence. The power of his art is in its simplicity, tranquility, and connection to life. With references to both ancient Mayan art and the work of Alberto Giacometti, Torres’ style is both primitive and abstract, and he strives to create a spiritual balance in the work. Using the centuries old lost wax technique to create his deeply felt bronze works, he is directly involved with each stage of the creation from concept, to mold making, casting, and the careful application of his hand formulated patinas.
Torres resides in both Northern California and Los Angeles. His sculptures have been exhibited at the Carmel Arts Association and at prominent galleries throughout the United States and Mexico. Torres is an award winning artist, has been featured in numerous publications, and his work is housed in prominent public and private collections worldwide.