October 7th – November 20th, 2011
For the past seven years, world renowned Latin American Master, TomÃ¡s SÃ¡nchez,
chose photography as another method of expressing his magnificent art. Now for the first time, and exclusively at Jorge M. Sori Fine Art, SÃ¡nchez will exhibit a special selection of these photographs that eloquently capture the amazing and haunting designs of nature along the Pacific Coastline.
Best recognized for his paintings of carefully detailed tropical landscapes, Cuban-born SÃ¡nchez, has been acclaimed as a member of the exclusive group of Latin American artists that shape this category. Recipient of several awards and leading artist in important exhibits, his works have also been centerpieces of many key Latin American art auctions at Sotheby and Christies in New York, selling close to a million dollars.
Background on TomÃ¡s SÃ¡nchez:
Born in Aguada de Pasajeros, Las Villas, TomÃ¡s SÃ¡nchez was educated at the Academia de San Alejandro and the National School of Art in Havana. Associated with the neo-figuration movement of the â€˜60s and â€˜70s in Cuba, his awards include the Joan MirÃ³ prize and the Amelia PelÃ¡ez Award.
Best known for his detailed and idealized tropical landscapes, SÃ¡nchez has also received accolades for his depictions of garbage sites, which he uses to criticize the contamination of the environment. The artist emigrated in 1989, and currently lives and works in Miami and Costa Rica. His works have been exhibited in such prestigious museums as the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, the Bernardo Museum Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art in Portugal, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterray, Mexico, among others.