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GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.


Michele BrulÊ I senior fine art consultant I 504.559.0018 cell I 504.586.0202 gallery I michele@windsorfineart.com 


Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Gustavo Torres began sculpting and training with accomplished artists 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 yet powerful 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 antiquity and the work of Alberto Giacometti, Torres’ style is simultaneously primitive and abstract. The work has an aged, weathered feel of archeological artifacts. reflecting Torres’ reverence for history and nature and his desire for every work to emit spirituality. Using the centuries old lost wax technique to create his bronze works, he is directly involved with each stage of the creation from mold making to the careful application of his hand formulated patinas. Torres resides in Northern California. 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. “Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

TORSO Bronze Edition of 12. 30H 8W Edition of 8. 67H 20W

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

UN COMENZAR Bronze Edition of 25 23H 6W

Un Comenzar translated from Spanish means “a new beginning.” A recurring theme in Torres’ work, the boat represents the journey of life. In UN COMENZAR, he places the boat in the hands of a goddess like figure, another prominent, recurring element in his work that emphasizes inspiration from antiquity and his reverence for women.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

UNIQUE Bronze Edition of 1 19H 24W

A prominent, recurring element in Torres’ work, the boat, symbolizes the journey of life with its linear figures showing inspiration from nature, antiquity and the work of Alberto Giacometti.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

LIBERTAD Bronze Edition of 20 25H 7D 3.5W The inspiration for Libertad is Mexico City’s iconic Angel of Independence. Completed in 1910, to commemorate 100 years of independence from Spain, the angel is a winged statue of Victoria, the ancient goddess of victory. She holds a crow of laurel in one hand and a broken three link chain in the other, to symbolize three centuries of Spanish rule in Mexico before Mexico rose up and broke free from Spain.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

CELESTINA Bronze Edition of 25 17.5H 3D 3W

CELESTINA reflects Torres’ deep respect and adoration for women, beauty, and ancient cultures.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

CELESTE Bronze Edition of 30 17H 3D 3W CELESTE reflects Torres’ deep respect and adoration for women, beauty, and ancient cultures referencing the woman as the pillar, strength and support of the family.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

MY OWN JOURNEY Bronze Edition of 20. 19.25H 3.25D 17.5W Edition of 12. 60H

The boat , a recurring theme in Torres’ work, represents the journey of life. He stresses that everyone’s journey is unique and wants collectors to feel what they feel, to connect to the work in their own individual way.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

THALASSA Bronze Edition of 1 19H 6D 24W Named for the ancient Greek goddess of the sea, THALASSA combines Torres’ two dominant inspirations, antiquity and the work of Alberto Giacometti. The boat , a recurring theme in his work, represents the journey of life.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

AMISTAD Bronze Edition of 25 16H 7W 2.75D

Translated from Spanish, AMISTAD means “friendship”. In this work, the three goddess like figures are meant to honor friendship and Torres’ respect and reverence for both women and antiquity.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

GONDELIER Bronze Edition of 25 19.5H 5.5D 24.75W

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

ATHENA Bronze Edition of 25 16.5H 2.5W 2.5D Named for the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, strength, and the arts, ATHENA combines Torres’ dominant inspirations, antiquity and the work of Alberto Giacometti.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

THREE GRACES Bronze Edition of 12 50H Personifications of beauty, charm and grace, the THREE GRACES refers to the ancient Greek goddesses, Aglaia, Thalia, and Euphrosyne and is in preproduction, one of Torres’ most recent and anticipated creations.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

VOLAR Bronze Edition of 100 13H 7W 2.75D Meaning “to fly”, VOLAR, though one of the smallest in scale, is one of Torres' most powerful works, exemplifying all of the strengths of his work and the statement that ‘art without spirit is nothing’.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

PILAR Bronze Edition of 12 66H 12W PILAR references Torres’ respect and adoration for women, beauty and ancient cultures and his belief that women are the pillar of the family.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

iSABELLA Bronze Edition of 25 60H 12W Named for his beloved daughter, ISABELLA, this work is one of Torres’ most recent and references his reverence for antiquity and women.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

CARAS Bronze Edition of 25 19.5H 3.5W

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

NILO Bronze Edition of 25 28.5H 6.5W 10D

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

CHIMOSAS (gossips) Bronze Edition of 20. 20H 7W Edition of 6. 84H 72W

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

ESPANOLA Bronze Edition of 12 38H 8W

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

HUNTER Bronze Edition of 20 34H 6.75W 5.75D

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

SARA ANGEL Bronze Edition of 6 27H 6D

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

Founded by legendary actor, film maker, and political activist Clint Eastwood, the Carmel Film Festival annually awards a commissioned Torres’ work to honored Festival recipients.

“Art without spirit is nothing.” -Gustavo TORRES.


GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.

Michele BrulĂŠ I senior fine art consultant I 504.559.0018 cell I 504.586.0202 gallery I michele@windsorfineart.com

GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.  

2018 catalog.

GUSTAVO TORRES. sculptor.  

2018 catalog.

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