Gustavo Torres is a widely acclaimed bronze sculptor whose work often evokes the classical sculptures of antiquity. However, Torres imbues his work with a sense of vitality and movement that sets it apart from these static images of the past.
He achieves this by capturing gestures such as the sway of a woman's hips, a figure's glance, or a dog's upturned ear. The rough finish on his sculpture invites touch and contemplation, inviting viewers to engage with the work on a physical and emotional level. As a result, Torres' work is both highly aesthetically pleasing and deeply moving, offering viewers a unique and unforgettable experience.
"My goal is to capture the spirit of the form," he says. "You do this by using the least amount of material possible. This is the most difficult… finding the essence. The rough texture allows the viewer to feel the sculpture and get a sense of its forms." According to Torres, the pointed, fused legs on his human figures "combine to one point in life." Stalactites that connect with the earth gave him the idea for this natural form.
Torres is an old-fashioned bronze sculptor, meaning he uses the centuries-old lost-wax casting method and works by himself. This process includes creating the molds, pouring the waxes, finishing them, metal finishing and patina. By doing everything himself, Torres has full creative control over his pieces. This allows him to create sculptures that are truly unique and personal. His attention to detail and dedication to his craft are evident in each and every one of his pieces. Torres' passion for bronze sculpture is evident in his work, and it is clear that he is a master of his craft.
Image: Gustavo Torres The Hunter, 2013, (8/20) Bronze Sculpture 34.50 x 6.50 x 6 in
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