Artist - Timothy J Sanchez

artist - timothy j sanchez

I use a direct painting approach to non-objective, abstract expressionist themes.

In the luminous acrylics and collages of Timothy J. Sanchez, a profound mastery of color and high drama vie with a subtly puckish sense of humor and joy. This is the work of a mature artist able to blend the nuances of personal experience with the realities of modem existence. It is work full of energy, full of action. Yet the fluidity of his brush and his skill in pulling all the aspects of his art together trigger an epiphany for the viewer.

Sanchez says, “I use a direct painting approach to non-objective, abstract expressionist themes. I also incorporate the antithesis of that approach, which is to say static areas of paint and sometimes objects. The combination can produce an underlying sense of discord. It encourages viewers to pause, pulls them into the picture plane. It makes them ponder what’s actually there.” He’s right. As cultural critic Frederic Jameson once wrote of a different artist, a Sanchez canvas projects two different viewpoints: nose-close and ten feet away. It pays to scrutinize Sanchez surfaces from both near and far. They contain many surprises, ranging from the lyrical to the powerfully energetic.

In the 1960’S Sanchez enrolled at SUNY Buffalo to study at one of the then-outstanding art faculties in the Northeast. He also wanted to have regular access to the Albright-Knox Gallery, which was among the first museums to collect abstract expressionism in depth and was busy amassing an important and eclectic collection of other contemporary art. The Albright-Knox was just across the street from his classrooms, and he spent almost as much time in the one as in the others. While working toward his MFA, he studied with the noted colorists Robert Yasuda and Stan Brodsky. Yasuda at the time was affiliated with the legendary Betty Parsons Gallery and today paints six months of each year in the Florida Keys. With him, Sanchez focused on questions of perception, the fugitive qualities of light, and nature. Brodsky was and still remains affiliated with the June Kelly Gallery in New York. Known especially for his abstract landscapes and highly expressionistic figurative images, Brodsky helped Sanchez refine his masterly use of color. During this period, Sanchez himself began to exhibit regularly at SOHO’s Pleiades Gallery and at Artemis in Washington, D.C. The New York Times said of his work: “He succeeds in translating intangible fleeting phenomena into concrete form.

Sanchez now lives in Vero Beach, Florida, but he was born in New York. His grandfather, a cigar manufacturer from Madrid, set up factories in Havana, Ybor City and New York. His father was a successful Manhattan business executive. On his mother’s side he is a descendant of Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He is represented in Miami by the Kelly Roy Gallery and in Washington by Artemis. His work can be found in numerous private as well as public collections. In 2014 one of his paintings was acquired by the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Timothy J Sanchez Artist – Timothy J Sanchez (b 1945)

Artist Curriculum Vitae

  • Exhibitions

    2016 Open Studio, Vero Beach, FL
    2015 Open Studio, Vero Beach, FL
    2014 Center for Spiritual Care, Vero Beach, FL
    2014 Kelley Roy Gallery, Miami, FL
    2012 Nina Torres Fine Art, Miami, FL
    2011 Intrepid Art Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
    2010 Villanova University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2002 Martha Lincoln Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
    1999 Stepping Stone Gallery, Huntington, NY
    1994 Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library Gallery, Hewlett, NY
    1991 Port Washington Public Library Gallery, Port Washington, NY
    1990 Millwood Commons Gallery, Long Island University, Brookville, NY
    1990 Mills Pond House, Staint James, NY
    1989 Foyer Gallery, Freeport, NY
    1989 The Art Source, Washington, DC
    1988 Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
    1987 Conimunity Church of Douglaston, Douglaston, NY
    1986 PIeiades Gallery, New York, NY
    1984 Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
    1983 Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
    1976 Adelphi University, Ruth S. Harley Gallery, Garden City, NY
    1971 C.W. Post Collage, Brookville, NY
    1970 Louis Mendez Gallery, Florida, NY

  • Collections

    Bette Davis Estate, New York, NY
    Hibiscus Children’s Foundation, Vero Beach, FL
    National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
    University of Florida Psychiatric Outpatient Center, Vero Beach, FL
    Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
    Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA
    Numerous Private Collections

  • Representation

    2014 – Present: Kelley Roy Gallery – Susan Kelley / Miami, FL
    1987 – Present: Artremis – Sandra Tropper / Washington DC

  • Education

    1995 Brooklyn College, Professional Diploma, Academic Administration
    1990 C.W. Post, Brookville, NY – M.F.A. Painting
    1988 C.W. Post, Brookville, NY – M.A. Painting
    1967 State University Collage at Buffalo – B.S. Art Education

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