25" x 19"
When preparing his work, he usually starts his panels by staining it with color. He builds surfaces, however, since he is not much of an organized person he uses grids which keeps him grounded. He then just takes his time and just studies the surface of the panels until something hits him. Sanchez’s work is very dependant on the surface of his images. When asked about the drafting lines that show up in his images he said that “they are sometimes planned and sometimes they just show up.”
Sanchez has been trying to find the tie between representation and nonrepresentational of elements. He is interested in how people view representation. He creates a realistic space and then comes back and vacates it. You get a major sense of space and depth when viewing his painting.
When talking about the difference in subject matter between his images of the Coliseum and that of an “underpass,” his latest painting, Sanchez stated that “Art is about recording history as you are making work. Artists can give importance to everything in life. Good thing about being an artist is you can look at something mundane and make it important.” He also mentioned how much you can tell about a person by the types of chairs they choose to purchase when speaking about his images of chairs.
LABELS: VISITING LECTURE
1990 Master of Fine Arts; Painting and Printmaking; Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond,Virginia.
1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking; Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, Virginia.
2000 – present St. Catherine’s School, Richmond , Virginia
1994 2000 Faculty; Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia.
1991 present Virginia Museum. Teaching different art classes, Richmond, Virginia. 1993, 1995, 1998 Taught summer Printmaking workshop for Virginia Public School Art teachers, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.
1991-1993 Adjunct faculty; VCU, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Richmond, Virginia.
1991-2014 Visual Art Center. Teaching drawing and printmaking classes. Richmond, Virginia
SPECIAL HONORS / AWARDS2017 Virginia Commission for the Arts 50 for 50 - Artists Award
Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) Teacher Advisory Board
2020 Juror FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA
2017 Juror FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA
2016 Commissioned to paint a Mural at VMFA, Richmond VA
Panelist for VMFA, Kehinde Wiley “The Economy of Grace”
2012 Distinguished Service Award, VisArts, Richmond, VA
2004 Panelist for the Virginia Museum Latin American Show.
2001 Panelist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts Art and Community Projects 2000 Key-note Speaker for the Virginia Art Education Association 1999 Juror for the Theresa Pollack Arts Awards
1998 Juror for the Virginia Museum Fellowships Member of the Steering Committee for The Thomas Dale Art Specialty Center
1998 Recipient of The Artists of the Year Award – Theresa Pollack Arts Award 1995 Appointed to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission. Juror for the Scholastic Awards Arts Council, Richmond, Virginia.
1994 Juror for the 1995 Two Dimensional Visual Arts Award, for the state of Maryland Arts Council.