[Cuban Symbolist Landscape Painter, b.1948]
Tomás Sánchez, one of the most important and celebrated Cuban artist who is alive. Sánchez is one which is commanding realist similarily the Chilean artist Claudio Bravo, still his landscapes are dreamed or imagined. His work is really meticulous in its schocking detail, but the artist’s objective is not so much the recreation of reality as it is displaying the magnificence of a universe of lyrics. In this manner, Sánchez is far much closer to his compatriot, Alejo Carpentier, an author, or perhaps closer to the Nobel laureate Gabriel García Marquez, upon their insistence on the topic magical realism of the existence of Latin American, than he is to the model of North America hyperrealism.
Tomás Sánchez is a one who is a creator of nature images which are deeply spiritual; his many different scenes of lush vegetation develops an ambience of profound peace, getting a transcendent, meditative phase which radiates somewhat spirituality. His paintings may specially portrait painting, on a level, shows metaphors for a long-lost paradise to humanity.
On another plane, they may be analyzed as allegories of the Cuban landscape-dreams of a place which may never be re-captured, even in memory. Like all great landscape paintings of the past, the view of nature by Sánchez communicates a respect and connection with the forces of the earth. Tomas Sanchez was born in Aguada de Pasajeros, a small town in the province of Las Villas, Cuba, in 1948. Completed studies in the San Alejandro School of Art and later went on to the Cubanacan school of art. Having enough talent in painting, specially portrait painting and custom oil painting, drawings, designs and engravings.
He has had several personal exhibitions in Cuba, Spain, Greece, Austria, etc. He first gained international recognition in 1980, when he won first place in the 19th International Joan Miro Prize of Drawing in Barcelona, Spain. Sanchez presently lives and works in Florida and Costa Rica. Another famous Cuban artist is Wifredo Lam.