SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 6 – 9 PM
THE ARTIST WILL BE PRESENT
“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
Ernesto Garcia Sanchez interrogates the relationship of lines on the spatial plane. The exercise of drawing freehand lines, allows him to be focused on the creative act, without any kind of distraction, a sort of graphic, repetitive visual meditation. He is particularly interested in geometry and the angularity of line in defining shape and form.
This exhibition will showcase a series of drawings situated within an immersive installation. Sanchez states: I am interested in exploring the phenomenon of the line, the border between the illusory and the real, the construction of forms from consecutive paths.
This is Sanchez’s second solo exhibition in the gallery, and comes after two years of intensive studio work and travel. Sanchez continues to develop and refine his connection to minimalism and contemporary abstract art practices.
About Ernesto Garcia Sanchez
Ernesto Garcias Sanchez was born December 27th 1989 in Havana, Cuba. He lived in a small neighborhood called Luyanó, until the age of five. Then, in 1995, his family moved to Santos Suarez neighborhood. After graduation, he spent a whole year preparing to study art disciplines like: drawing, painting, sculpture. The following year he entered the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts. He started to participate in some group exhibitions since his first year there. Four years later he obtained his degree. He did one year of social service work at the Academy of Fine Arts as an Assistant Professor.
He had his first experience working as a professional, organizing exhibitions for the students, while in San Alejandro. Sanchez states: “When I think about painting, the idea of the essential immediately comes to me, the relationship between the elements of the pictorial medium with synthesis, with pigmentation in its simplest form. The pictorial elements comprise the greatness of their formal simplicity but at the same time, they also have philosophical connotations. Is it not the act of painting, a celebration of the present, an affirmation of being alive? Well, it may also be a way to rediscover the world.”