Tomás Sánchez, born in Cuba in 1948, invents richly spiritual images of nature in his art. His paintings, on one level, conjure metaphors of a paradise long-lost to humanity, while on another level are abstracted stories of the Cuban landscape, dreams inaccessible even to memory.
Sánchez’s work openly invites audiences to contemplate their own existence on Earth. His paintings of imagined space jarringly alternate between a paradise in which the viewer may serenely reflect upon nature and an unforgiving indictment of man’s crime against the environment. His works are a much needed time capsule for future generations. Sánchez currently lives and works in Florida and Costa Rica.
Tomás Sánchez’s works are in major collections including The Toledo Museum of Art; Museo de Bellas Artes Cuba, Havanna; Berardo Museum – Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon; UECLAA – University of Essex, Colhester (England); Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Missouri.