Leopoldo Sanchez (1948- )
MEDITERRANEAN FISHERMEN, 1996
28 x 36 inches / 38 x 45½ framed
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: “Leopoldo Sanchez”
I love to explain the difficulties of painting in a simple way, almost as if they do not exist. I organize topics around the human figure, particularly the female form, and around the sea and the men who sail it. I continually return to images and climates of the Mediterranean.
Painting is a learning experience which requires knowledge of the object of study, materials and my viewing public. With these in mind I try to solve the technical problems every painter faces when transforming a canvas into a transmuted version of reality. I strive for intimacy in my paintings while at the same time I seek a universality which is recognizable by anyone. I use painting as a medium of expression to transmit a message, to communicate an idea, or to reveal sensations. The subject of the painting is only an excuse to cause a reaction. My art is for me a form of philosophy. I paint the sensations or states of spirit it causes inside of me.