Now On View: July 14 - August 14
The visual imagery of Gustavo Torres reflects a deep, quiet spirit of antiquity. His textured finger work and carefully chosen patinas convey a worn, earthy presence, while 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 its simplicity, tranquility and connection to life and nature, and he maintains that “art without spirit is nothing”. Striving for a sense of “spiritual balance”, each piece begins with a fragment of his own past. As he explains, “The form is just the beginning. The rest is left to each person’s connection as they add their own experience and spirit”. In a style that is both ancient and modern, with detailed rough texture that parallels historic artifacts, combined with the elegant, elongated forms of modernist sculpture, Torres is able to communicate the very essence of human nature.