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This painting is part of an empathetic body of work that captures the spirit of an emerging avant-garde living and working in Cuba–artists, writers, photographers, dancers and opera singers. This subculture of young, bold and restless Cubans represents the future of the island’s art scene, and to a large degree the dreams of many, untethered from the moribund Cuba of the past and the suspended reality of the present.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Canibalismo 2

This painting is part of an empathetic body of work that captures the spirit of an emerging avant-garde living and working in Cuba–artists, writers, photographers, dancers and opera singers. This subculture of young, bold and restless Cubans represents the future of the island’s art scene, and to a large degree the dreams of many, untethered from the moribund Cuba of the past and the suspended reality of the present.  

Sanchez's oil portrait paintings, carefully rendered with classical technique, focus on Cuban current events and politics. The artist's use of realism produces “an authentic and inescapable illusion of existence” that brings the viewer into a close relationship with Sanchez's subjects—the artist's fiancée, family, friends and acquaintances. These figures embody the warm-yet-stoic nature of Cuban culture that has changed little over time; each figure is a reminder to the world of what has been lost. Sanchez excels at creating scenes of togetherness and social unity.

Specs:

32 inches
26 inches

③ Artist:

Gabriel Sanchez

Gabriel Sanchez’s oil portrait paintings examine Cuban current events and politics. The artist employs a classical technique, achieving a realism that brings viewers into a close relationship with his paintings’ subjects. Sanchez creates scenes of togetherness and social unity populated by figures drawn from his own life—characters that serve as exemplars of the warm yet stoic nature of Cuban culture.

Gabriel Sanchez:
Canibalismo 2, 2021
Oil on canvas
26.0 × 32.0 inches /