Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Art Space Talk: Jason Sanchez

I recently interviewed artist Jason Sanchez. Jason collaborates with his brother Carlos- together they are known as the Sanchez Brothers. I observed their work at Scope- New York. Jason took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions.

Q. You and your brother were represented by the Christopher Cutts Gallery at Scope 2007 (booth 19). This is not your first time at Scope. How does it feel to be involved with a major art fair like Scope?

A. "It’s great exposure. Most of our contacts have been made in Miami during the fairs so it’s definitely a plus to be shown there."

Q. I must admit that I observed Rescue Effort (image below) for some length of time while at Scope. Can you tell me more about that piece? What does it represent to you?

A. "To me it’s about trying to convey a sense of urgency, a sense that another person’s fate lies in your hands or in your actions. It’s raw."

Q. Where did you and Carlos study? Did you attend college together?

A. "I studied at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada."

Q. Both of you have exhibited throughout the world. Off the top of your head, what was the most important exhibition you've been involved with?

A. "I think the most important would have be to be part of the Triennial at the International Center for Photography in New York or our solo exhibition at Foam Fotomuseum in Amsterdam."

Q. What major publications has your work been in?

A. "Canadian Art, Beautiful/Decay and other magazines."

Q. How has society influenced your art? What are the social implications in your art?

A. "I’m influenced by everything around me."

Q. On average, how long does it take for you and your brother Carlos to create a piece?

A. "2-3 months"

Q. Can you share some of your philosophy about art and artistic creation?

A. "If you want to do something right you must take your time."

Q. Do you have any 'studio rituals'? As in, do you listen to certain types of music while working? What helps to get you in the mood for working?

A. "We listen to a lot of Tim Hecker and Steely Dan."

Q.Where can we see more of your art?

Q. Any tips for emerging artists?

A. "Work harder."

Q. In one sentence... why do you create art?

A. "Because I want to."

Q. What can you tell our readers about the art scene in your area?

A. "Montreal. It’s a fairly small art scene, but with a lot of talent brewing."

I hope that you have enjoyed my interview with Jason Sanchez of the Sanchez Brothers. Feel free to critique or discuss their work.

Take care, Stay true,
Brian Sherwin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great, thank you.
Byron Gates Jr