Tomás Sánchez

Tomás Sánchez (1948)

Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba. He studied at the San Alejandro Academy of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba, between 1964 and 1966. In 1971 he graduated from the National School of Art (ENA), where he later taught lithography. He is initially attracted to landscape painting; But since 1966, under the influence of his teacher Antonia Eiriz, he drifted towards neo-expressionism, through whose language he addresses themes linked to religion and life in small communities, interpreted as symbols of a greater reality. The grotesque gradually disappears from his work and he returns to the cultivation of landscape painting, then based on elements of photo realism and deep transcendental feelings. The expressionist streak, however, underlies Crucifixions and Dumpsters. He has been able to take the landscape to stellar planes by creating new and unsuspected worlds. Every day there are more who enjoy contemplating and acquiring his paintings where the experiences of his pictorial universe have been captured.

The first prize in the Joan Miró International Drawing Competition (Barcelona, 1980) marks a significant moment of takeoff in his career. He has held exhibitions in several cities around the world, including: Krakow, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Athens, Moscow, Prague, Vienna, Sao Paulo, Milan, Mexico City, Madrid and Miami. He currently resides in the United States. His paintings, validated throughout the planet, individually, have been exhibited in the most important art galleries in the world such as; Juan Miró Foundation, Barcelona; National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana; the Prague House of Culture; the City Hall Gallery, in Cyprus; the Hispanic American Center of Athens; the Exp. Art Gallery of Panama City; The Gallery of Always Havana and Arvil of Mexico; the FT Museum of Art. Lauderdale, just to name a few renowned spaces. Tomás Sánchez is the Cuban artist with the greatest international presence; His landscapes are different representations of the states of the soul, at a time of great forgetfulness of our spiritual sphere, an artist of high quality and innovation, he has become one of the most prestigious Cuban authors.

Awards

1987 -Honorable Mention, Ecuador 1st International Painting Biennial, Cuenca,

1986 – Medal, American V Biennial of Graphic Arts, Cali, Colombia

1984 -National Painting Prize, Ist Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

1980:

-First prize in Painting, First Leopoldo Romannach National Landscape Competition, Guantánamo, Cuba

-Joan Miró XIX International Drawing Prize, Barcelona, Spain

1975 -First Prize in Painting and Lithography, Third Hall of Professors and Instructors of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba

1971 -First Prize in Drawing, National Hall of Young Artists, Havana, Cuba

Personal Exhibitions

2010

• Tomás Sánchez at Focus, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, United States.

2008

• Tomás Sánchez, Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.

2005

• Tomás Sánchez, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

2003

• Tomás Sánchez: Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

2001

• Tomás Sánchez – Recent Works, FIAC, Paris, France.

• Tomás Sánchez: Recent Works, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

1999

• Tomás Sánchez: new paintings and drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

1997

• Tomás Sánchez – Works on Paper, Jorge M. Sorí Fine Art, Coral Gables, Florida, United States.

nineteen ninety six

• Tomás Sánchez: different worlds, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Florida, United States.

nineteen ninety five

• Tomás Sánchez and Ramón Alejandro, Weiss / Bellas Artes Sorí, Coral Gables, Florida, United States.

• Tomás Sánchez Recent Works Weiss, / Sorí Fine Arts, Coral Gables, Florida, United States.

1994

• Tomás Sánchez Paintings, PEMEX Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.

1993

• Tomás Sánchez, Andrés Puig – From Cuba to Cuba: Art as a bridge, the Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Miami, Florida, United States.

1989

• Fifteen works by Tomás Sánchez, Arvil Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.

• Landscapes by Tomás Sánchez, Expoarte Gallery, Panama City, Panama.

1988

• Landscapes by Tomás Sánchez, Expoarte Gallery, Panama City, Panama.

• Paintings by Requeiro Catalina and Tomás Sánchez, San Miguel del Padrón Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1987

• Relations of Tomás Sánchez, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana, Cuba

1985

• Tomás Sánchez – Aceites, Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

• Tomás Sánchez Retrospective, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1983

• Drawings by Tomás Sánchez, the Moscow Union of Visual Artists, Moscow, Soviet Union.

1981

• Drawings by Tomás Sánchez, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain.

1980

• Landscapes and dolls by Tomás Sánchez, Ceramic Workshop, Lenin Park, Havana, Cuba.

1979

• Tempera paintings by Tomás Sánchez, House of Culture, Havana, Cuba.

• Tomás Sánchez Landscapes, Galiano and Concordia Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1974

• Paintings and Prints by Tomás Sánchez, Galería L, Havana, Cuba.

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