ARTIST PROFILE

 

Sánchez is inspired and driven by the visual banquet that everyday life offers him. His developing aesthetic includes a cast of figurative characters that are a repository for characteristics and motivations that Sánchez sees played out in his observations of daily life. His main characters, including a self-referential robed figure, continue to move in and out of the subconscious to express themselves in vivid color. They grapple with loneliness, phobias, confinement, freedom, terror, and the appearance of hope. Within the sparse Eastern-influenced landscapes that form many of Sánchez’s backdrops, these figures circulate in an unending narrative, a chronic state of possibility and flux that is the human condition.


 

 

"Los Colosos I"

Mixed Media over Panel, 41 x 45, 2003

"Los Colosos II"

Mixed Media over Panel, 41 x 45, 2003

"Los Colosos III"

Mixed Media over Panel, 41 x 45, 2003

Protected

Mixed Media over Panel, 93 x 33, 2004

Ground Level

Mixed Media over Panel, 41 x 45, 2003

Last Man Standing

Mixed Media over Panel, 31 x 33, 2003

Neutral Grounds

Mixed Media over Panel, 31 x 33, 2002

Untitled II

Mixed Media over Panel, 31 x 33, 2003

 

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Edgar Sánchez Cumbas was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1971. He has also lived in New York, Atlanta, South Carolina, and Delaware. The nomadic lifestyle of his childhood years helped ensure that Sánchez would develop the keen observation skills needed to adapt to constantly changing surroundings. Continuous exposure to new sights and environments, while exciting, is also stressful, and pressed Sánchez to explore his own inner landscape and plumb it for the rich narratives he would employ to entertain himself during solitary childhood afternoons and much later in the fictional scenarios that unfold from his memory onto the picture plane. Sánchez obtained a B.F.A. in Illustration in the Savannah College of Art & Design and a A.A. in Liberal Arts in the Hillborough Community College.

 

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2003

  • La Galerie Bleue, Savannah College of Art & Design, Internal Perception, Georgia

2002

  • Hillsborough Community Colege, Scratching The Surface, Tampa, Florida

2001

  • Coviviant, Avant Garde, hosted by the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

1998

  • Raymond Lawrence Gallery, Giants vs. Victims, Atlanta, Georgia

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Selection

 

 

2004

  • Christmas Group Show at Biaggi Faure, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002

  • The Arts Center, Member Show, St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Gala Corina 2002, Tampa, Florida

  • Brad Cooper Gallery, 7 Latino Voices: Side by Side, Tampa, Florida

2001

  • The Arts Center, Member Show, St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Brad Cooper Gallery, International Voices, Tama, Florida 

  • Red Gallery, Doppelgangers, Savannah, Georgia

  • Gala Corina 2001, Tampa Florida

  • Tampa Museum of Art, Under Current / Over View IV, Tampa, Florida

  • MacArthur Galleries, Figurative Dialog, Tampa, Florida

  • Fusion Gallery, Odyssey, St. Petersburg, Florida

2000

  • Gala Corina 2000, Tampa Florida

  • Brad Cooper Gallery, New Works, Tampa, Florida

  • Coviviant, Blender, Tampa, Florida

1999

  • Gallery 157, Spporadic Germination, New York, New York

  • Society of Illustrators, Annual Juried Exhibit 41, New York, New York

1998

  • Modern Primitive Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1997

  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, Florida

1996

  • Murray Feldman Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1995

  • Arts on the River, Annual Juried Exhibit 15, Savannah, Georgia

  • All Media National Exhibition, Chair, Miami, Florida

  • Florida Center for Contemporary Arts, Annual Juried Exhibit 15, Tampa, Florida

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Selection

 

  • Tampa Museum of Art UBS PaineWebber, Inc.

  • Alltel Communications Wachovia Bank (continued)

  • Mute Records

  • Savannah College of Art & Design

  • John & Noura Riccardi

  • Ton Schulten

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1997

  • Society of Illustrators, Award of Merit

1995

  • Outstanding Achievement in Illustration, Savannah College of Art & Design

1994

  • Who's Who among College & University Students

1993

  • Spencer International Mural Project

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