As much as the "postmodernist" Sanchez Takes on the issue of representation by confronting the stereotypes of urban Hispanic people. He offers a different kind of mirror from that presented in the mass media, a mirror in which people can see themselves as they really are, comfortable in their own context, rather than forced into foreign molds.
His Pieces advocate Puerto Rican independence and take a stand against North American Policies while referencing many sources and memories combining lush, painted surfaces, drawn elements of petroglyph- like- forms, collaged portions (including photographs, photocopies, and letter transfers.
Through documentation, symbolism, and language, Sanchez mingles series of information, both formally and conceptually
Juan Sánchez was born to Puerto Rican and African American parents and is a photographer, painter, printmaker and mixed media artist. He earned his BFA from the Cooper Union in New York and an MFA from Rutgers University in New Jersey. His work ca...Read More