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