Ernesto Sanchez's Avanti
January 9 - February 28, 2004
Ernesto Sanchez’s history includes several noteworthy group exhibitions in Oklahoma, Texas, & Monterrey, Mexico where he received his BA in Visual Arts at Nuevo Leon State University. Currently living in Oklahoma City, Ernesto is a preparator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Avanti included new paintings and installations by Sanchez created from years of observing his own behavior and translating it into color. Color becomes concept, process, system, construction and rhythm. Utilizing baroque shapes and colors, Sanchez investigates painting as a medium and its absolute potential as conceptual function.
"We react to sensory stimulus before we access language. I am aware of translating everything I experience into language. The translation of words, images and sounds comes to me as a mass of emotions.
That place is near to chaos, forcing the viewer away from conventional thinking; giving the viewer the possibility to travel deep into their own imagination.
My work reflects years of observing my own behavior and translating it to color. As an artist, I have committed myself to going beyond tradition, but also allow myself to go back at random.
Color becomes concept, process, system, construction and rhythm. In creating my translation, I utilize baroque shapes and colors to investigate painting as a medium and its absolute potential; as conceptual function, works with opposites: cause and effect; ideally ending with memory and emotion.
Our perception to the world around us is created in reference to our experiences and emotions; allowing us to respond to life."
- Ernesto Sanchez